|Added Docker Compose details|
Added new folder mappings to ensure atomic moves and Hard-linking
|Guide re-written and updated with DSM7 screenshots||01/08/2021|
|Updated wording in some sections and updated the Docker Compose||16/12/2021|
What is Sonarr?
Sonarr is used to search, download and organise your TV shows in conjunction with your preferred Usenet or Torrent downloaders and indexers.
In this guide I will take you through the steps to get Sonarr up and running in Docker.
In order for you to successfully use this guide please complete the two preceding guides
Downloading the Sonarr Image
Open up Docker within DSM and navigate to the ‘Registry’ tab and search for ‘Sonarr’.
In the list of available containers select the one made by Linuxserver as shown below, right click on it and select ‘Download’ or click the button at the top of the window.
When the dialogue pops up asking you to choose a version, make sure you choose ‘Latest’ from the list.
You can check the status of the download over on the ‘Image’ tab.
Setting up the container
In Docker click on the ‘Image’ tab, in the list of your containers select the ‘Linuxserver Sonarr’ image and click on ‘Launch’
You will now see the initial setup screen, if you want to you can change the name of the container to something else.
You will also notice a Configure capabilities button — don’t change anything in here!
Next up we are going to click on the ‘Advanced Settings’ button, this will take you to a new window with a number of tabs which we are going to work through.
On the first tab enable ‘Auto Restart’ this will ensure Sonarr will automatically start up whenever you reboot your NAS.
Volumes / Mounts
We can now move onto the volume tab in which we will be specifying the directories where Sonarr will store its configuration files and where to find our media and downloads
Click on Add Folder, click on the docker folder and create a new sub-folder called ‘sonarr’ select this folder and click ‘select’
Now add ‘/config’ to the ‘Mount path’ box
Click Add Folder again and this time select the top level ‘data’ folder and click Select.
You will now enter ‘/data’ into the ‘Mount path’ box
Your path settings should now look like the table/screenshot below.
We are not going to be specifying specific ports for Sonarr to use as we want to keep things simple, tick the ‘Use the same network as Docker Host’
You do not need to set up anything on this tab.
Environment Variables (PGID, PUID and Timezone)
Next we are going to set up a couple of environment variables that docker will use to allow the container access to our files and folders and also to tell it where we live in the world.
Click the Add button, and fill in the following details as per the table/screenshot, you will need to do one at a time.
|PUID||The UID you obtained in the user setup guide|
|PGID||The GID you obtained in the user setup guide|
|TZ||Your timezone wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones|
You have now completed the setup of the container.
Click on Apply to move back to the initial settings screen and then click next, you will be shown an overall summary of the settings we have specified, this is a good time to double-check everything is correct. Finally, click on Done and the container should start to boot.
You should now be able to access Sonarr via the IP of your NAS followed by the port 8989
Make sure you check out page 2 of this guide that covers some common basic settings.
You can use the below code saved as sonarr.yml in the ‘/docker/sonarr’ share, this will do the entire process above in one quick command via SSH. Ensure you change the variables to your own.
version: "3.8" services: Sonarr: image: linuxserver/sonarr:latest container_name: sonarr environment: - PUID=YOURPUID - PGID=YOURPGID - TZ=Europe/London volumes: - /volume1/docker/sonarr:/config - /volume1/data:/data network_mode: host restart: unless-stopped
sudo docker-compose -f /volume1/docker/sonarr/sonarr.yml up -d
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