TrueNAS Scale Install

Before you start

In your server's filesystem, create a folder for your library and a folder for Kavita's config.

Installing Kavita (Stable)

Install the TrueCharts app catalog, search for Kavita, and click "install".

Modify the following sections:

  • Application Name
    • Set the application name to whatever you want.
  • Storage and Persistence
    • Set the storage type for "App Config Storage" to "HostPath (Simple)" and set the path to your config folder.
    • Set the storage type for "Manga Storage" to "HostPath (Simple)", and set the path to your library folder. This will mount to /manga within Kavita.

Kavita storage settings

Leave all other sections at their default settings. Continue to the end and click "Save".

To access Kavita, go to the Installed Applications page and click Kavita's "Open" button.

Installing Kavita (Nightly)

Note: Kavita's nightly release is meant for beta testers, and breaking changes may slip in. For the most stable experience, install Kavita (Stable).

As there currently isn't a TrueCharts app for Kavita's nightly releases, it needs to be installed as a Docker image.

Go to the Available Applications page and click "Launch Docker Image".

Modify the following sections:

  • Application Name
    • Set the application name to whatever you want.
  • Container Images
    • Set the image repository to kizaing/kavita.
    • Set the image tag to nightly.
  • Port Forwarding
    • Click "Add" to add a port forwarding configuration.
    • Set the container port to 5000.
    • Set the host port to any number between 9000 and 65535. This port will be used to access Kavita.
  • Storage
    • Click the "Add" button next to "Configure Host Path Volumes" twice.
    • For the first configuration, set the host path to your config, and set the mount path to /kavita/config.
    • For the second configuration, set the host path to your library, and set the mount path to /manga.

Leave all other sections at their default settings. Continue to the end and click "Save".

To access Kavita, browse to your_server_ip:host_port

To give feedback on nightly releases, go to the dev-branch-testing channel in the Discord server.