Installing on Synology DSM
- A Synology NAS with an Intel processor. If you successfully install on an unit with a different processor architecture, please let us know.
- Some familiarity of the Synology DSM control panel.
- Basic understanding of terminal and SSH usage.
- Knowing how to do minor text editing with nano or vi.
- Admin access to the DSM control panel.
- Root SSH access.
Know your NAS address
You may have configured external access through the synology.me dynamic DNS service or some other service. Perhaps your server is only available in the local network. In any case, you'll need to have the IP address or domain where your NAS is reachable.
The Synology web assistant may be useful to determine the IP address of your NAS in the local network.
IPKG is a package manager similar to APT or yum. It will allow you to install some dependencies like ghostscript and imagemagick easily. Have your SSH connection ready, you'll need it here.
- First, identify your NAS processor and take note of it.
- Then get and execute the adequate bootstrap script
- Finally, test ipkg by running:
You should see a list of available packages. If you get a not found error, go back to the previous steps and make sure there were no errors.
Install ipkg package
Run in the terminal:
ipkg install ghostscript ipkg install imagemagick ipkg install xpdf
xpdf will provide pdftotext
- Follow this guide to enable WebStation (Apache server).
- Create a virtualhost for ResourceSpace in a directory named resourcespace, as detailed in the same guide.
The latest versions of DSM have MariaDB instead of MySQL. MariaDB is a drop-in, fully open source replacement for MySQL.
- In the DSM control panel, open the Package Center, look for MariaDB and click Install.
- Once installed, open MariaDB and change the root password.
- Download exiftool
- Extract the contents of the package
tar zxvf Image-Exiftool* cd Image-ExifTool*
- Copy the exiftool executable to /usr/syno/bin/exiftool
mkdir /usr/syno/bin/exiftool cp exiftool /usr/syno/bin/exiftool cp -r lib /usr/syno/bin/exiftool
Adding the exiftool directory to PATH isn't necessary because the full path is configured in ResourceSpace.
In that file, set:
memory_limit = 256M post_max_size = 100M upload_max_filesize = 100M
You might need higher values if your users are going to upload video or huge images to the repository.
Fix PHP's open_basepath
- In the Control Panel, go to Web Services and click on the PHP Settings tab.
- Check the Customize PHP open_basedir checkbox.
- In the open_basedir text field enter:
(this assumes that you named the ResourceSpace virtual host directory resourcespace and that it is located on volume 1)
Assuming that you named the ResourceSpace virtual host directory resourcespace and that it is located on volume 1:
- Get the ResourceSpace download URL from here and extract the files.
- Point your browser to http://[YOUR NAS ADDRESS]/resourcespace and follow the install instructions.
The binary paths are:
$imagemagick_path = '/opt/bin'; $ghostscript_path = '/opt/bin'; $exiftool_path = '/usr/syno/bin/exiftool'; $pdftotext_path = '/opt/bin';
Set up the cron job
- Open the Control Panel and click on the Task Scheduler.
- Click on Create and select User defined script.
- Name the task ResourceSpace.
- In the User-defined script textarea, enter:
wget -q -r http://[YOUR NAS ADDRESS]/resourcespace/pages/tools/cron_copy_hitcount.php
(assuming that the virtual host you set up is named resourcespace)
- If you need to change the default daily execution frequency, visit the schedule tab.
Secure your NAS!
You'll have terabytes of valuable assets stored in it, securing them is worth a few extra steps.
- Disable SSH
It's best to disable services you aren't using, as they might open security vulnerabilities. Go to the DSM control panel and disable SSH (and any other services you aren't using). Yes, there have been attacks over SSH before that ended up in lots of Synology servers compromised and turned into Bitcoin miners (with Atom processors, go figure).
- Fix permissions. In the terminal, run:
cd /volume1/web/resourcespace chown http:http * chmod -R 755 *
(Note the capital R, which means recursive)