What is Roon on NAS?

RoonOnNAS let’s you install Roon Server by Roon Labs on your ASUSTOR, QNAP or Synology NAS device. You don’t need a seperate machine as a core anymore, if your NAS meets the hardware requirement. Having Roon Server on your  NAS will give you a good home for your Roon Server while the NAS’ flexibility and features add up to it.

Less network traffic

Compared to using your NAS just as a storage for Roon, you’ll save network bandwidth when running your core on the NAS, as Roon Server can access all music files locally

Use other services

You have your music files on one centralized storage device, while being able to run other tasks on your NAS. This could be backup routines, or metadata enhancers like bliss.

Easy RAID level setup

It is quite easy and common to setup a Raid-5 disk array on NAS. This gives your files extra security. Be aware that this is not a replacement for a backup.
Installation
ASUSTOR

  1. Simply open up the ASUSTOR adminstration web interface and launch the App Central. In the “Beta Apps” section, you’ll find Roon Server and can install it with just one click.
  2. After installation you’ll need to specify the storage location for Roon Server’s database. Once this is done, Roon Server is running and you can connect to it by a remote device in your network.

Get it in the ASUSTOR App Central
QNAP

  1. Simply open the App Center in your QNAP adminstration web interface and launch the App Center. In the Entertainment section, you’ll find Roon Server and can install it with just one click.
  2. After installation you’ll need to specify the storage location for Roon Server’s database. Once this is done, Roon Server is running and you can connect to it by a remote device in your network.

Get it in the QNAP App Center

Synology

  1. Create a shared folder “RoonServer” on your preferred volume. Roon Server will use it to store its database.
  2. Open Package Center on your Synology.
  3. Make sure to set the Trust Level in the General tab of the Package Center settings to “Any publisher”.
  4. Download the .spk file below for RoonServer installation.
  5. Click on manual installation in the package center and select the downloaded spk file. Follow the instructions on screen.

Download for Synology (x64)
Changelog

Previous relevant update descriptions were documented on GitHub and in the Roon Community.
Future changelogs will be released here.

ASUSTOR
Current Version: 2019-04-01
  • App is now bundled with bash.
  • check if bash already existed is enhanced
  • not beta anymore

Version: 2019-03-04

  • All features implemented
  • still in beta section for testing
QNAP
Current Version: 2019-06-09
  • The QNAP API calls might not work when the web ui is opened in the browser by the local hostname.
  • The “Download Logs” button, will also download the stdout log file.
  • An error is fixed, which checks if the database directory location exists before Roon Server starts.
  • Additional info in the log file, to help reproduce certain issues in the future.
  • The ‘home’ and ‘homes’ directories have been removed as a database location option

Version: 2018-06-14

  • Completely new web interface
  • Storage path of RoonServer’s database can be set in the app’s web ui.
  • Web UI includes a check if multimedia functions are enabled on the QNAP
  • Localized to: German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
  • Web UI is limited to admin users now
Synology
Current Version: 2018-03-07
  • Increased inodes to a million at launch.