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Short Description
Syncthing replaces proprietary sync with something open, trustworthy and decentralized.
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Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized.
Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored,
if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet.

The system periodically check every registered folders for changed files which implies the synchronisation is NOT realtime.
To resolve this concern you can use the syncthing-inotify extension which notifies Syncthing when a file has changed,
which makes the synchronisation near realtime.


docker run \
        -d \
        --net=host \
        --name syncthing \
        -p 8384:8384 -p 22000:22000 -p 21027:21027/udp \
        -v $(pwd)/data:/syncthing \
        -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
        -e GID=$(id -g) -e UID=$(id -u) \
        --restart=unless-stopped \

docker run \
        -d \
        --net=host \
        --name syncthing-inotify \
        --volumes-from syncthing \
        -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
        -e GID=$(id -g) -e UID=$(id -u) \
        --restart=unless-stopped \

Usage with docker-compose

Configure your Syncthing folder path in docker-compose.yml file and user and group IDs in the .env file.

docker-compose up -d

Usage with Raspberry Pi 3

To use this package on Raspberry Pi 3, the image names need to be suffixed with -rpi3.
Replace zburgermeiszter/syncthing:0.14.3 with zburgermeiszter/syncthing:0.14.3-rpi3 and
zburgermeiszter/syncthing-inotify:0.8.3 with zburgermeiszter/syncthing-inotify:0.8.3-rpi3
in your docker-compose.rpi3.yml file or in the docker run commands.

To start the package with docker-compose on Raspberry Pi 3 use the following command:

docker-compose -f docker-compose.rpi3.yml -d up


For first run, it will generate a default configuration.
By default Syncthing is available only from localhost.


By default Syncthing is only accessible from localhost.

If you run it on a remote server, to enable remote web access yo have 2 alternatives:

SSH Tunnel (preferred):

Run the following command:

ssh -N -L 8384:localhost:8384

Then visit http://localhost:8384

Config file

Replace the address value to in the gui section in the config.xml file.
Then restart Syncthing.

If you enable the access from everywhere it is strongly advised to set up a username and password and HTTPS in the
Actions -> Settings screen.

For further configuration, please visit the official Syncthing documentation.


Syncthing encrypts the traffic between the nodes with TLS, however the data stored on the disk is not encrypted.
It requires further work from the maintainers, or some third party tools can be used to create encrypted volumes,
then use them in Syncthing.

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