Roon Server on QNAP NAS

If your QNAP NAS meets the requirements, you can use it as your Roon Core.

If your NAS is below the recommendations, it does not mean it won’t run great on your NAS. It depends on your use-case. Roon offers some cpu intensive features, such as audio upsampling, room correction and other digital signal processing tasks. These are optional and probably the most cpu-extensive tasks in the software. If you are unsure, if your QNAP NAS is capable of handling your setup, the best way to ensure this, to just give it a try.

Roon Labs hardware recommendation can be read here.

Requirements:

  • Intel x64 based QNAP NAS
  • QTS 4.2.x

Recommended:

  • An intel i3 – i7 cpu or equivalent
  • QTS 4.3.x
  • SSD storage for Roon Server’s database
Installation

Roon Server for QNAP is available in the QNAP App Center. You just need to navigate to the Multimedia section and click on the “Install”-button below the Roon Server icon. That’s it.

After installation, you need to specify the location for Roon Server’s database. Start this process by clicking the “Configure” button.

A window will appear to let you specify the folder, which you would like to use for Roon Server’s database.
In case you need to create a new folder, this needs to be done in the QNAP “Control Panel” under “Shared folders”, or use QNAP’s FileStation, if you need to create a folder within a shared folder.

Getting log files
Using the web interface

To download Roon Server’s log files, simply press the ambulance icon in the Roon Server web administration within the QNAP administration.

Getting the stdout log file

Roon Server on QNAP can write a stdout log file. To do this, create a file called ‘ROON_DEBUG_EXTERNAL_LOG.txt’ in your specified database storage location

Manually getting Roon Server's log files

You can also manually download Roon Server’s log files. Access your database storage location with your computer (or use QNAP’s File Station). The log files are stored in the Logs folder in the RoonServer and RAATServer directory.