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How to update Enclave on your Synology NAS drive

Note: If you don't already have Enclave running on your Synology NAS drive you might be prefer to read our how to securely access your Synology NAS drive with Enclave tutorial.

If you're running Enclave on your Synology NAS using Docker, at some point you'll almost certainly want to update to the latest version of Enclave. This tutorial shows you how to upgrade your existing Docker container to run the latest version of Enclave without losing your enrolment certificate or Enclave system identity.

1. Stop the Enclave container

First, let's stop your existing Enclave container. Note: If you're accessing the Synology NAS drive using an Enclave connection, stopping the container will disconnect you. Make sure you have an alternative route to access the NAS when updating Enclave.

The easiest way to stop the Enclave container on your Synology NAS drive is via the Docker app. Log into the Synology NAS drive web interface, navigate to the Main Menu and launch the Docker app. Go to the Container section, find the enclave container, and select Action > Stop.

2. Download the latest image

Next, using the search box on the Registry tab of the Docker app, search for the enclavenetworks/enclave image and download it from the container registry. If you're prompted to choose a tag, select latest. You may be interested to know that the Enclave images are hosted here on the Docker hub website.

Download the latest version of Enclave using the latest tag

3. Wait for docker pull

Your Synology NAS is performing a docker pull in the background, wait for a system notification to let you know that this operation has completed successfully.

Wait for you Synology NAS to complete the docker pull command

4. Create a new Enclave container

You'll need to create a new container to use the latest Enclave image, but not from scratch. You can take a short-cut here by duplicating the settings from your existing Enclave container to create a new one. Navigate to the Container section of the Docker app, select the enclave container and then go to Settings > Duplicate.

We suggest temporarily naming your the new container enclave-copy. Click Apply to create it.

Create a new Enclave container by duplicating the settings from your old container

5. Remove the original container

You don't need the original container anymore. Select the older enclave container and go to Action > Delete. You'll be reminded that deleting this container mean its data will be lost. The enrolled Enclave identity is stored in a Docker Volume which won't be affected by deleting the container, so it's safe to delete the original container. Click Delete to confirm.

6. Rename and Launch

Now you have a new container called enclave-copy. If you wish you can rename the container; now is a good time to do so — select it, click Edit and change the container name to enclave. All done. Click Apply and launch your new container running the latest version of Enclave.

Rename your copied container before launching it

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Last updated September 17, 2021