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Sonarr in Docker on a Synology NAS

UpdateDate
Added Docker Compose details
Added new folder mappings to ensure atomic moves and Hard-linking
03/05/2021
Guide re-written and updated with DSM7 screenshots 01/08/2021
Updated wording in some sections and updated the Docker Compose16/12/2021

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.

File/FolderMount path
docker/sonarr/config
data/data

Network

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’

Links

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.

variableValue
PUIDThe UID you obtained in the user setup guide
PGIDThe GID you obtained in the user setup guide
TZYour timezone wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones

Almost Done

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

e.g 192.168.0.40:8989

Docker Compose

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: "3.2"
services:
  Sonarr:
    image: linuxserver/sonarr:latest
    container_name: sonarr
    environment:
      - PGID=GID
      - PUID=UID
      - 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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29 Comments

  1. E E

    There is no “data” folder, so are you supposed to create it? also for PUID and PGID what user setup guide are you referring to? didn’t see one in your list.

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      Hey

      They are in the very start at the top of the guide 🙂 you can also see them in the menu under ‘initial setup guides’

  2. Your guides have really helped me going from DSM6 to DSM7. 🙂
    I only have a 2 bay NAS so I used to have one HDD for tv shows and one for movies, but now sonarr isn’t able to move the files from Drive 1 where SAB downloads files over to drive 2 that only contains tv-shows. Any tips on how to make it work?

    Right now I have just made a new series folder on drive one and it works like a charm, but would like to be able to have all shows on drive 2 again.

  3. Frog Frog

    Hi,
    Thanks really for that!
    But it’s a shame not to be able to take advantage of the Sonarr V3 …

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      This will be v3 if you use the ‘latest’ tag

      • Frog Frog

        I deleted, then reinstalled the container with Portainer and I actually have V3.
        A big thank-you 🙂

  4. jw2804 jw2804

    Hi there, I made the same mistake as a few people commenting here (upgrading my NAS to DSM 7 and not realizing Sabnzb doesnt work . . .yet)

    I used your guide to get Sabnzb running in a docker container and all went well, it went that well I have since moved Radarr and Sonnar in to containers as well. Thanks for the guides, they are really good, gave me a bit of understanding about running apps in containers that I didn’t have before 🙂 ill send a couple of quid via crypto for a beer.

    Many thanks,
    🙂

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      Thanks its exactly why I created these as the move from DSM5 to 6 had similar issues… Always like a cold one

  5. Anthony H Anthony H

    Hello I have the same problem.

    How did you change the mounts to make it work correct?

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      Hey Anthony, sorry missed your comment, did you sort it or do you still need some help?

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