Synology DS916+ (8Gb) Storj Node Possible?

I have a Synology DS916+ 8GB RAM NAS, with 8TB free for use as a storj node. Is it possible on the DS916+ - I see a lot of chatter around the place about NAS nodes, but no specific settings or guides.

I currently run a Debian Node on this IP, however I have fiber to the home, and plenty of (unlimited) bandwidth, suggesting it may be worth my while to run a second using my mostly sleeping NAS.

Please point me in the right direction.

Cheers from Japan!


You can install docker from the store and then follow the traditional guide to install the storj node or install virtualbox on the nas, install linux and install the node storj.

(I never did these manipulations)

Just install docker from package center, connect over SSH to your NAS and follow the guide. You may need to use sudo for some of the commands on Synology. Other than that, it’s all the same. I’m running on a Synology NAS as well and it works perfectly. As for starting a second node, you will need a new identity and a new activation token. I suggest you wait until the first node is almost full, otherwise you’ll be shooting yourself in the foot for the other node. And vetting will take a lot longer since traffic will be spread across the nodes on your IP.

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Thank you for the kind advice and also for teh setup tips!

I’m running SN on my DS412+ with 2GB RAM.

So far, so good.

One thing I noticed, is that StorJ uses significant IOPS:
Originally I put StorJ data to my existing volume, which is 3 discs RAID 5, and I found it to be not optimal.
I’m planning to add 1 HDD, which will be dedicated StorJ location, so it’s IOPS doesn’t interfere with my primary storage.
It will make StorJ more quick, too.

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I´m buying on tomorrow but only with 512MB Ram. The RAM is the same as in laptops?

With Synology, often,
models with 512MB RAM has CPU, which doesn’t support Docker.

So, if you are planning to run Synology - verify, that Docker is supported on the model, which you are buying.


It’s the 412+. From their site, they do support Docker. I just think 512MB is way too low.

Pretty sure that model comes with 1GB RAM. They do use SODIMMs, but I don’t know that they’re always replaceable. And they can be finicky with which modules they accept. If you plan to upgrade be sure to do some googling and make sure you get a module that works.

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I just got it :smiley:
Now I install Docker and then use Terminal right? To avoid the “-v” issue…
Any tutorial I can follow? Or any predictions on the release of the official native app?

You can install docker from package center, connect over ssh and then just follow the official documentation. Only difference is that you may need to use sudo for certain commands.

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By official documentation you mean this one, right:
Btw, why must I use SSH? Can´t I just use the terminal in Synology´s Control Panel?

Terminal in the control panel just gives you options to enable ssh. There is no actual terminal in the interface as far as I know. That would be a big security risk anyway.

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Is there any tutorial I can follow to correctly configure SNO on a Synology?

As previously mentioned the part that’s specific to Synology is very small. It’s basically install docker from package center, enable ssh, connect through ssh. From that point on you can follow the Linux instructions at the link you just mentioned. If you have a specific question I can probably help you out. But I don’t think there is a specific setup instruction for Synology. And since a native Synology package is planned, I don’t think there will be a very specific instruction for the docker version.

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