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Lidarr is a music collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new tracks from your favorite artists and will grab, sort and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of files already downloaded when a better quality format becomes available.


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>

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 Lidarr releases.
develop Develop Lidarr Releases.
nightly Nightly Lidarr Releases.

Application Setup

Access the webui at <your-ip>:8686, for more information check out Lidarr.

Special Note: Following our current folder structure will result in an inability to hardlink from your downloads to your Music folder because they are on separate volumes. To support hardlinking, simply ensure that the Music and downloads data are on a single volume. For example, if you have /mnt/storage/Music and /mnt/storage/downloads/completed/Music, you would want something like /mnt/storage:/media for your volume. Then you can hardlink from /media/downloads/completed to /media/Music.

Another item to keep in mind, is that within Lidarr itself, you should then map your download client folder to your Lidarr folder: Settings -> Download Client -> advanced -> remote path mappings. I input the host of my download client (matches the download client defined) remote path is /downloads/Music (relative to the internal container path) and local path is /media/downloads/completed/Music, assuming you have folders to separate your downloaded data types.

Media folders

We have set /music and /downloads as optional paths, this is because it is the easiest way to get started. While easy to use, it has some drawbacks. Mainly losing the ability to hardlink (TL;DR a way for a file to exist in multiple places on the same file system while only consuming one file worth of space), or atomic move (TL;DR instant file moves, rather than copy+delete) files while processing content.

Use the optional paths if you don't understand, or don't 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.

    container_name: lidarr
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - /path/to/lidarr/config:/config
      - /path/to/music:/music #optional
      - /path/to/downloads:/downloads #optional
      - 8686:8686
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=lidarr \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Etc/UTC \
  -p 8686:8686 \
  -v /path/to/lidarr/config:/config \
  -v /path/to/music:/music `#optional` \
  -v /path/to/downloads:/downloads `#optional` \
  --restart unless-stopped \


Containers 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
8686 Application WebUI

Environment Variables (-e)

Env Function
PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
TZ=Etc/UTC specify a timezone to use, see this list.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/config Configuration files for Lidarr.
/music Music files (See note in Application setup).
/downloads Path to your download folder for music (See note in Application setup).

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__MYVAR=/run/secrets/mysecretvariable

Will set the environment variable MYVAR based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretvariable 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 your_user as below:

id your_user

Example output:

uid=1000(your_user) gid=1000(your_user) groups=1000(your_user)

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 lidarr /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    docker logs -f lidarr
  • Container version number:

    docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' lidarr
  • Image version number:

    docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (noted in the relevant, we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Compose

  • Update images:

    • All images:

      docker-compose pull
    • Single image:

      docker-compose pull lidarr
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
    • Single container:

      docker-compose up -d lidarr
  • You can also remove the old dangling images:

    docker image prune

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image:

    docker pull
  • Stop the running container:

    docker stop lidarr
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm lidarr
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker run parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)

  • You can also remove the old dangling images:

    docker image prune

Image Update Notifications - Diun (Docker Image Update Notifier)


We recommend Diun for update notifications. Other tools that automatically update containers unattended are not recommended or supported.

Building locally

If you want to make local modifications to these images for development purposes or just to customize the logic:

git clone
cd docker-lidarr
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t .

The ARM variants can be built on x86_64 hardware using multiarch/qemu-user-static

docker run --rm --privileged multiarch/qemu-user-static:register --reset

Once registered you can define the dockerfile to use with -f Dockerfile.aarch64.


  • 31.05.24: - Rebase Alpine 3.20.
  • 20.03.24: - Rebase Alpine 3.19.
  • 06.06.23: - Rebase master to Alpine 3.18, deprecate armhf as per
  • 17.01.23: - Rebase master branch to Alpine 3.17, migrate to s6v3.
  • 06.06.22: - Rebase master branch to Alpine 3.15.
  • 06.05.22: - Rebase master branch to Focal.
  • 06.05.22: - Rebase develop branch to Alpine.
  • 04.02.22: - Rebase nightly branch to Alpine, deprecate nightly-alpine branch.
  • 30.12.21: - Add nightly-alpine branch.
  • 01.08.21: - Add libchromaprint-tools.
  • 11.07.21: - Make the paths clearer to the user.
  • 18.04.21: - Switch latest tag to net core.
  • 25.01.21: - Publish develop tag.
  • 20.01.21: - Deprecate UMASK_SET in favor of UMASK in baseimage, see above for more information.
  • 18.04.20: - Removed /downloads and /music volumes from Dockerfiles.
  • 05.04.20: - Move app to /app.
  • 01.08.19: - Rebase to Linuxserver LTS mono version.
  • 13.06.19: - Add env variable for setting umask.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 08.03.19: - Rebase to Bionic, use proposed endpoint for libchromaprint.
  • 26.01.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch.
  • 22.04.18: - Switch to beta builds.
  • 17.03.18: - Add ENV XDG_CONFIG_HOME="/config/xdg" to Dockerfile for signalr fix.
  • 27.02.18: - Use json to query for new version.
  • 23.02.18: - Initial Release.