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Nzbget is a usenet downloader, written in C++ and designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources.

Supported Architectures

We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture Available Tag
x86-64 amd64-<version tag>
arm64 arm64v8-<version tag>
armhf arm32v7-<version tag>

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. Please read the descriptions carefully and exercise caution when using unstable or development tags.

Tag Available Description
latest Stable nzbget releases
testing nzbget pre-releases

Application Setup

Webui can be found at <your-ip>:6789 and the default login details (change ASAP) are

login:nzbget, password:tegbzn6789

To allow scheduling, from the webui set the time correction value in settings/logging.

To change umask settings.

scroll to bottom, set umask like this (example shown for unraid)

You can add an additional mount point for intermediate unpacking folder with:-

-v </path/to/intermedia_unpacking_folder>:/intermediate

for example, and changing the setting for InterDir in the PATHS tab of settings to /intermediate

Media folders

We have set /downloads as a optional path, this is because it is the easiest way to get started. While easy to use, it has some drawbacks. Mainly losing the ability to atomic move (TL;DR instant file moves, rather than copy+delete) files while processing content.

Use the optional paths if you dont understand, or dont want hardlinks/atomic moves.

The folks over at wrote a good write-up on how to get started with this.


To help you get started creating a container from this image you can either use docker-compose or the docker cli.

version: "2.1"
    container_name: nzbget
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - NZBGET_USER=nzbget #optional
      - NZBGET_PASS=tegbzn6789 #optional
      - /path/to/data:/config
      - /path/to/downloads:/downloads #optional
      - 6789:6789
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=nzbget \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -e NZBGET_USER=nzbget `#optional` \
  -e NZBGET_PASS=tegbzn6789 `#optional` \
  -p 6789:6789 \
  -v /path/to/data:/config \
  -v /path/to/downloads:/downloads `#optional` \
  --restart unless-stopped \


Docker images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Ports (-p)

Parameter Function
6789 WebUI

Environment Variables (-e)

Env Function
PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
TZ=Europe/London Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London.
NZBGET_USER=nzbget Specify the user for web authentication.
NZBGET_PASS=tegbzn6789 Specify the password for web authentication.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/config NZBGet App data.
/downloads Location of downloads on disk.

Miscellaneous Options

Parameter Function

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags), permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running:
  • docker exec -it nzbget /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:
  • docker logs -f nzbget
  • Container version number
  • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' nzbget
  • Image version number
  • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'


  • 31.12.22: - Deprecate image. Please consider switching to SABnzbd
  • 27.11.22: - Advanced notice: This image will be deprecated on 2022-12-31. Please consider switching to SABnzbd
  • 13.11.22: - Rebase master to 3.16, migrate to s6v3.
  • 12.08.22: - Bump unrar to 6.1.7.
  • 22.02.22: - Rebase to alpine 3.15, add six and python 7zip tools, allow env variables for credentials.
  • 04.07.21: - Rebase to alpine 3.14.
  • 28.05.21: - Add linuxserver wheel index.
  • 23.01.21: - Rebasing to alpine 3.13.
  • 26.10.20: - Fix python dependencies.
  • 24.08.20: - Fix ignored umask environment variable.
  • 08.06.20: - Symlink python3 bin to python.
  • 01.06.20: - Rebasing to alpine 3.12. Removing python2.
  • 13.05.20: - Add rarfile python package (for DeepUnrar).
  • 01.01.20: - Add python3 alongside python2 during transition.
  • 19.12.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.11.
  • 28.06.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.10.
  • 13.06.19: - Add apprise, chardet & pynzbget packages.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 25.02.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.9.
  • 20.01.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch, build from source.
  • 21.08.18: - Rebase to alpine 3.8.
  • 20.02.18: - Add note about supplemental mount point for intermediate unpacking.
  • 13.12.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.7.
  • 02.09.17: - Place app in subfolder rather than /app.
  • 12.07.17: - Add inspect commands to README, move to jenkins build and push.
  • 28.05.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.6.
  • 20.04.17: - Add testing branch.
  • 06.02.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.5.
  • 30.09.16: - Fix umask.
  • 09.09.16: - Add layer badges to README.
  • 27.08.16: - Add badges to README, perms fix on /app to allow updates.
  • 19.08.16: - Rebase to alpine linux.
  • 18.08.15: - Now useing latest version of unrar beta and implements the universal installer method.

Last update: October 14, 2023
Created: February 11, 2019