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SickGear provides management of TV shows and/or Anime, it detects new episodes, links downloader apps, and more..

For more information on SickGear visit their website and check it out:


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>

Application Setup

Setting up the application

Access the webui at <your-ip>:8081, for more information check out SickGear.


Non containers are known to have the following configuration differences and may need SickGear or docker changes to migrate an existing setup

  • The post processing directory which is volume mounted as downloads within this container may be incoming in other versions.

  • The permissions environmental variables which are defined as PGID and PUID within this container may have been APP_UID and APP_UID in other versions.

  • The configuration file directory which is volume mounted as config within this container may be set as the environmental variable APP_DATA in other versions.

  • The cache directory which is set in config.ini may be configured as a fixed path cache_dir = /data/cache. Symptoms of this issue include port usage problems and a failure to start the web server log entries. Whilst the container is stopped alter this directive to cache_dir = cache which will allow SickGear to look for the folder relative to the volume mounted /config directory.

It is recommended that a clean install be completed, rather than a migration, however if migration is necessary:

  • start a new instance of this image

  • compare and align SickGear version numbers between old and new. Ideally they should match but at a minimum the old version should be a lower version number to allow SickGear itself to try and migrate

  • stop both containers

  • notice the configuration difference and migrate copies of the old settings into the new app

  • start the new container and test


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

    container_name: sickgear
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - /path/to/sickgear/data:/config
      - /path/to/data:/tv
      - /path/to/data:/downloads
      - 8081:8081
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=sickgear \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Etc/UTC \
  -p 8081:8081 \
  -v /path/to/sickgear/data:/config \
  -v /path/to/data:/tv \
  -v /path/to/data:/downloads \
  --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
8081 will map the container's port 8081 to port 8081 on the host

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 Persistent configuration files.
/tv where you store your tv shows
/downloads your downloads folder for post processing (must not be download in progress)

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

    docker logs -f sickgear
  • Container version number:

    docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' sickgear
  • 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 sickgear
  • Update containers:

    • All containers:

      docker-compose up -d
    • Single container:

      docker-compose up -d sickgear
  • 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 sickgear
  • Delete the container:

    docker rm sickgear
  • 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-sickgear
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.


  • 20.03.24: - Rebase to Alpine 3.19.
  • 08.10.23: - Install unrar from linuxserver repo.
  • 10.08.23: - Bump unrar to 6.2.10.
  • 27.05.23: - Rebase to Alpine 3.18, deprecate armhf.
  • 05.03.23: - Rebase to Alpine 3.17.
  • 18.11.22: - Update service file from legacy to
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  • 19.09.22: - Rebase to alpine 3.15. Build unrar from source.
  • 31.01.21: - Add unrar.
  • 29.01.21: - Deprecate UMASK_SET in favor of UMASK in baseimage, see above for more information.
  • 23.01.21: - Rebasing to alpine 3.13.
  • 03.06.20: - Rebasing to alpine 3.12, switch to python3.
  • 19.12.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.11.
  • 28.06.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.10.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 22.02.19: - Rebasing to alpine 3.9.
  • 07.11.18: - Pipeline prep
  • 07.07.18: - Initial draft release