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How To Install Immich on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Immich on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Immich on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Immich is a popular self-hosted photo and video backup solution that empowers users to take control of their precious memories. With robust features akin to Google Photos and a privacy-focused approach, Immich has become the go-to pick for technophiles seeking a personalized media management system.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Immich on Ubuntu Linux. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux command-line interface (CLI). This guide assumes you’re comfortable with executing commands in a terminal.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Immich.
  • A user account with root or sudo privileges to execute administrative commands.

Install Immich on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. Before installing new software, it’s a good practice to update your package list to ensure you’re getting the latest versions of software and dependencies:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Ensuring Snap Support on Ubuntu.

Snap is included by default on Ubuntu 22.04, so start by confirming snapd installation and version:

snap --version

This should display a version like:

snap    2.54.4
snapd   2.54.4
series  16
ubuntu  22.04
kernel  5.15.0-58-generic

If snapd is missing, install it along with the prerequisites:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Finally, ensure snapd is up-to-date before proceeding:

sudo snap refresh

Step 3. Installing Immich on Ubuntu 22.04.

Immich offers a dedicated Snap package that encapsulates the entire application stack inside a neatly bundled snap. To install the latest stable Immich version, run:

sudo snap install immich-distribution

The immich-distribution snap will pull the most up-to-date images and set up the entire backend requiring no manual configuration. The initial install may take a few minutes to complete depending on your internet bandwidth.

Step 4. Access the Immich UI.

With Immich installation completed, open up your favorite browser and access the web UI at:


Replace server-ip with your actual server IP address. You will be greeted with the getting started page to create your first admin user.

Install Immich on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Immich. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Immich ultimate photo Backup on the Ubuntu system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Immich website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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