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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.

nzbget

Supported Architectures

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

Simply pulling lscr.io/linuxserver/nzbget:latest 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

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.

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

-v /path/to/nzbget/intermediate:/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 don't understand, or don't want hardlinks/atomic moves.

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

Usage

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

---
services:
  nzbget:
    image: lscr.io/linuxserver/nzbget:latest
    container_name: nzbget
    environment:
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - NZBGET_USER=nzbget #optional
      - NZBGET_PASS=tegbzn6789 #optional
    volumes:
      - /path/to/nzbget/data:/config
      - /path/to/nzbget/downloads:/downloads #optional
    ports:
      - 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=Etc/UTC \
  -e NZBGET_USER=nzbget `#optional` \
  -e NZBGET_PASS=tegbzn6789 `#optional` \
  -p 6789:6789 \
  -v /path/to/nzbget/data:/config \
  -v /path/to/nzbget/downloads:/downloads `#optional` \
  --restart unless-stopped \
  lscr.io/linuxserver/nzbget:latest

Parameters

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
6789 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.
NZBGET_USER=nzbget Specify the user for web authentication.
NZBGET_PASS=tegbzn6789 Specify the password for web authentication.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/config Persistent config
/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__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 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" }}' lscr.io/linuxserver/nzbget:latest
    

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 readme.md), 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 nzbget
      
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
      
    • Single container:

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

    docker image prune
    

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image:

    docker pull lscr.io/linuxserver/nzbget:latest
    
  • Stop the running container:

    docker stop nzbget
    
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm nzbget
    
  • 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)

Tip

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 https://github.com/linuxserver/docker-nzbget.git
cd docker-nzbget
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t lscr.io/linuxserver/nzbget:latest .

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.

Versions

  • 09.05.24: - Revive image based on the fork from https://github.com/nzbgetcom/nzbget