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The Qbittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

qbittorrent

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/qbittorrent: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 qbittorrent releases
libtorrentv1 Static qbittorrent builds using libtorrent v1

Application Setup

The web UI is at <your-ip>:8080 and a temporary password for the admin user will be printed to the container log on startup.

You must then change username/password in the web UI section of settings. If you do not change the password a new one will be generated every time the container starts.

If you are running a very old (3.x) kernel you may run into this issue which can be worked around using this method

WEBUI_PORT variable

Due to issues with CSRF and port mapping, should you require to alter the port for the web UI you need to change both sides of the -p 8080 switch AND set the WEBUI_PORT variable to the new port.

For example, to set the port to 8090 you need to set -p 8090:8090 and -e WEBUI_PORT=8090

TORRENTING_PORT

A bittorrent client can be an active or a passive node. Running your client as an active node has the advantage of being able to connect to both active and passive peers, and can potentially increase the number of incoming connections. This requires an open port on the host machine which might differ from container's internal one.

Similarly to the WEBUI_PORT, to set the port to 6887 you need to pass -p 6887:6887, -p 6887:6887/udp and -e TORRENTING_PORT=6887 arguments to Docker.

Usage

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

---
services:
  qbittorrent:
    image: lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest
    container_name: qbittorrent
    environment:
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - WEBUI_PORT=8080
      - TORRENTING_PORT=6881
    volumes:
      - /path/to/qbittorrent/appdata:/config
      - /path/to/downloads:/downloads
    ports:
      - 8080:8080
      - 6881:6881
      - 6881:6881/udp
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=qbittorrent \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Etc/UTC \
  -e WEBUI_PORT=8080 \
  -e TORRENTING_PORT=6881 \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -p 6881:6881 \
  -p 6881:6881/udp \
  -v /path/to/qbittorrent/appdata:/config \
  -v /path/to/downloads:/downloads \
  --restart unless-stopped \
  lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent: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
8080 WebUI
6881 tcp connection port
6881/udp udp connection port

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.
WEBUI_PORT=8080 for changing the port of the web UI, see below for explanation
TORRENTING_PORT=6881 for changing the port of tcp/udp connection, see below for explanation

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume Function
/config Contains all relevant configuration files.
/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 qbittorrent /bin/bash
    
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    docker logs -f qbittorrent
    
  • Container version number:

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

    docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent: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 qbittorrent
      
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
      
    • Single container:

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

    docker image prune
    

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image:

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

    docker stop qbittorrent
    
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm qbittorrent
    
  • 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-qbittorrent.git
cd docker-qbittorrent
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent: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

  • 25.05.24: - Remove qbittorrent-cli as it still requires openssl 1.1 which is EOL.
  • 14.02.24: - Only set/override torrenting port if the optional env var is set.
  • 14.02.24: - Add torrenting port support.
  • 31.01.24: - Remove obsolete compat packages.
  • 25.12.23: - Only pull stable releases of qbittorrent-cli.
  • 07.10.23: - Install unrar from linuxserver repo.
  • 10.08.23: - Bump unrar to 6.2.10.
  • 17.06.23: - Deprecate armhf as per https://www.linuxserver.io/armhf.
  • 10.06.23: - Bump unrar to 6.2.8.
  • 23.02.23: - Add qt6-qtbase-sqlite to support SQLite database for resume files.
  • 29.11.22: - Add openssl1.1-compat for qbittorrent-cli.
  • 31.10.22: - Add libtorrentv1 branch.
  • 31.08.22: - Rebase to Alpine Edge again to follow latest releases.
  • 12.08.22: - Bump unrar to 6.1.7.
  • 16.06.22: - Rebase to Alpine 3.16 from edge.
  • 25.05.22: - Fetch qbitorrent-cli from upstream repo.
  • 02.03.22: - Add unrar, 7zip, and qbitorrent-cli.
  • 01.03.22: - Add python for search plugin support.
  • 23.02.22: - Rebase to Alpine Edge, install from Alpine repos.
  • 19.02.22: - Add jq to build-stage
  • 07.01.22: - Rebase to Alpine, build from source.
  • 06.01.22: - Deprecate unstable branch.
  • 10.02.21: - Rebase to focal.
  • 20.01.21: - Deprecate UMASK_SET in favor of UMASK in baseimage, see above for more information.
  • 12.11.20: - Stop creating /config/data directory on startup
  • 03.04.20: - Fix adding search engine plugin
  • 02.08.19: - Add qbitorrent-cli for processing scripts.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 14.01.19: - Rebase to Ubuntu, add multi arch and pipeline logic.
  • 25.09.18: - Use buildstage type build, bump qbitorrent to 4.1.3.
  • 14.08.18: - Rebase to alpine 3.8, bump libtorrent to 1.1.9 and qbitorrent to 4.1.2.
  • 08.06.18: - Bump qbitorrent to 4.1.1.
  • 26.04.18: - Bump libtorrent to 1.1.7.
  • 02.03.18: - Bump qbitorrent to 4.0.4 and libtorrent to 1.1.6.
  • 02.01.18: - Deprecate cpu_core routine lack of scaling.
  • 19.12.17: - Update to v4.0.3.
  • 09.02.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.7
  • 01.12.17: - Update to v4.0.2.
  • 27.11.17: - Update to v4 and use cpu_core routine to speed up builds.
  • 16.09.17: - Bump to 3.3.16, Add WEBUI_PORT variable and notes to README to allow changing port of webui.
  • 01.08.17: - Initial Release.
  • 12.02.18: - Initial Release.