Wiki: Sonarr wiki page

Details

Name: Sonarr

Website: https://sonarr.tv

Added on: 5th of September 2015

Description

Magic TV tool that will download shows from Usenet and Torrent sources.

Version management

Server wide installation is updated every 30 minutes. Once installed you have the option to use the build-in updater to update to any version you would like.

Default setup

  • By default no indexer is setup; you need to setup either a Usenet or Torrent provider such as KickAss torrents.
  • By default blackhole for torrents is enabled to torrents/watch whatever torrent client you have installed will pick up torrents placed here and download them.
  • After each download Filebot will scan it as normally and move it into media/TV Shows
  • By default Sonarr will scan your media/TV Shows folder every 12 hours for new episodes that you downloaded, sadly there is no way to speed this up yet.

Connecting to rTorrent

As described above, by default, your Sonarr install is configured to send snatched torrents to your torrent watch folder. However, if you want to customize things like the download directory of your torrents, you will need to connect Sonarr to rTorrent directly. These features are useful if you want to do atypical post processing like separating your anime from your other shows or even just prefer to use Sonarr's processing over the built in Filebot script.

Here are the settings needed for connecting to rTorrent:

  1. Access the "Download Client" tab of your Sonarr settings
  2. Tick on "Advanced Settings" so it shows "Shown"
  3. Click the plus sign.
  4. Select rTorrent from the list of clients.
  5. Fill in the following info:
    • Name: whatever you like.
    • Host: YOUR CUSTOM URL or USER.bysh.me
    • Port: 80
    • URL Base: /rutorrent/plugins/httprpc/action.php
    • Username: your username.
    • Password: your password.
    • Category: whatever you like.
    • Directory: whatever you like, optional.
    • Recent/Older Priority: whatever you like.
  6. Test the connection, if all is well, it should successfully connect.
  7. Disable the default black hole "download client" in order to use the rTorrent client.

You should now have rTorrent enabled as a download client. Remember to add a Torrent indexer to be able to snatch torrents to send to rTorrent!

You are of course free to customize Sonarr anyway you see fit but please know there is no support available for custom setups.

Connecting to nzbget

These are the settings for nzbget as a download client:

  1. Access the "Download Client" tab of your Sonarr settings
  2. Tick on "Advanced Settings" so it shows "Shown"
  3. Click the plus sign.
  4. Select nzbget from the list of clients.
  5. Fill in the following info:
    • Name: whatever you like.
    • Host: username.server.bysh.me
    • Port: portnumber from Nzbget: Settings / Security / ControlPort
    • Username: your username.
    • Password: your nzbget password.
    • Category: whatever you like.
    • Directory: whatever you like, optional.
    • Recent/Older Priority: whatever you like.
    • Use SSL: no
  6. Test the connection, if all is well, it should successfully connect.

Last Author Contributors Versions Last update
chetbaker Maran, Marin, t4nkw4rt, chaosking121 16 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:40:46 +0200