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Tautulli in Docker on a Synology NAS

Please note if you are using DSM7.2 or higher you should use the Container Manager version of this guide from the menu.
This guide has reached the end of its updates as most people are now on the latest DSM update - This guide is correct as of 08/12/2023 however no further updates will be added.
UpdateDate
Removed docker compose section as rarely used18/07/2023
Historic updates now at the end of the guide.


What is Tautulli?

Tautulli is a 3rd party application that you can run alongside your Plex Media Server to monitor activity and track various statistics. Most importantly, these statistics include what has been watched, who watched it, when and where they watched it, and how it was watched.

Let’s Begin

In this guide I will take you through the steps to get Tautulli up and running in Docker.

In order for you to successfully use this guide please complete the couple of preceding guides.

Downloading the Tautulli Image

Open up Docker within DSM and navigate to the ‘Registry’ tab and search for ‘tautulli’.

In the list of available containers select the one made by Linuxserver as shown below, right click on it and select ‘Download’ or click the button at the top of the window.

When the dialogue pops up asking you to choose a version, we are going to be using the ‘latest’ tag.

You can check the status of the download over on the ‘Image’ tab.

Setting up the container

In Docker click on the ‘Image’ tab, in the list of your containers select the ‘Linuxserver Tautulli’ image and click on ‘Launch’

You will be greeted with the Network screen, we will be using the ‘synobridge’ network we created earlier select it from the list and click Next.

General Settings

Next you will be greeted with the General Settings screen, this is where you can start specifying some of your preferences.

You can change the name of the container to anything you like, and you may want to enable Auto Restart as this will ensure Tautulli starts automatically if you reboot your NAS.

You will also notice a Configure capabilities button — don’t change anything in here!

Next up we are going to click on the ‘Advanced Settings’ button, this will take you to a new window with a number of tabs which we are going to work through.

Environment (PGID,  PUID and Timezone)

Next we are going to set up a couple of environment variables that docker will use to allow the container access to our files and folders and also to tell it where we live in the world.

Click the Add button, and fill in the following details as per the table/screenshot, you will need to do one at a time.

VariableValue
PUIDThe UID you obtained in the user setup guide
PGIDThe GID you obtained in the user setup guide
TZYour timezone wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones

You do not need to set up anything on these tabs.

Press ‘Save’ to go back to the initial setup screen, then press ‘Next’

Port Settings

We won’t be changing any of the ports the container uses. You can repeat the ones shown on the right side of the settings page ‘Container Port’ onto the left side ‘Local Port’ once you have done this press ‘Next’.

Volume Settings

We will now be specifying the directories where Tautulli will store its configuration files and where to store downloaded books

Click on Add Folder, click on the docker share and create a new sub-folder called ‘tautulli’ select this folder and click ‘select’

Now add ‘/config’ to the ‘Mount path’ box

Your path settings should now look like the table/screenshot below.

File/FolderMount path
docker/tautulli/config

Click Next to move to the final screen.

Summary

You have now completed the setup of the container.

You will be shown an overall summary of the settings we have specified, this is a good time to double-check everything is correct. Finally, click on Done and the container should start to boot.

You should now be able to access Tautulli via the IP of your NAS followed by the port 8181 and go through its nice and easy welcome config.

e.g. 192.168.0.40:8181



Historic UpdatesDate
New guide published27/08/2022
Fixed a typo in the compose24/12/2022
Compose version number removed and small wording amendments09/04/2023
Amended the path to save the compose file – this is for security, so the container has no access to the file contents.14/04/2023
Historic Updates

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4 Comments

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      Key thing to first check is that the PUID / PGID are correct and also the correct way around as they will stop you writing to the file system

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      You passed the test , I must of been on autopilot as I have my Docker share on Volume 3.

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