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NZBGet 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

In the guide I will be taking you through the steps to download and setup NZBGet in Docker.

In order for you to successfully use this guide please complete the two preceding guides

Downloading the NZBGet Image

Open up Docker within DSM and navigate to the ‘Registry’ tab, then search for ‘nzbget’. In the list of available containers select the one made by Linuxserver as shown below and click on ‘Download’.

The pop-up box will ask which version you want to download, make sure you choose ‘Latest’ from the list of available versions.

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/ NZBget’ image and click on ‘Launch’

You will now see the initial setup screen, you can change the name of the container, we are not going to change the resource limitations.

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 NZBGet 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 NZBGet will store its configuration files and where to store in progress and completed downloads.

Click on Add Folder, click on the docker folder and create a new sub-folder called ‘nzbget’ select this folder and click ‘select’

This first folder will map to /config in the mount path section.

Click Add Folder again and this time select the ‘data/usenet’ folder and click Select.

In the Mount path section for this folder enter ‘/data/usenet’

Your mounts should now look like the table/screenshot below.

File/FolderMount path
docker/nzbget/config
data/usenet/data/usenet

Network

We are not going to be specifying specific ports for NZBGet to use as we want to keep things simple, tick the ‘Use the same network as Docker Host’

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Links/Port Settings

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

Now click on apply, and you will be taken back to the initial screen, click next, and you will see a summary screen. Check your settings are correct and click on Done, the container will now start up.

Some final steps

NZBGet will now be running, you can connect to it by going to the IP address of your NAS and port 6789

e.g 192.168.0.40:6789

The default login details are:
Username = nzbget
Password = tegbzn6789

To make sure you path settings are correct, go into settings and change the following value.

PathPath to enter
MainDir/data/usenet
only change the MainDir setting all the paths below it you do not need to touch

You have now completed the setup and can begin using NZBGet.

Docker Compose

You can use the below code saved as nzbget.yml in the ‘/docker/nzbget’ 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:
  linuxserver-nzbget:
    image: linuxserver/nzbget:latest
    container_name: nzbget
    environment:
      - PUID=YOURUID
      - PGID=YOURGID
      - TZ=Your/Timezone
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/nzbget:/config
      - /volume1/data/usenet:/data/usenet
    network_mode: host
    restart: unless-stopped
sudo docker-compose -f /volume1/docker/nzbget/nzbget.yml up -d

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26 Comments

  1. mike mike

    When I enter puid and pgid into the environment variables of a container, how do I know it’s actually using this user and not simply the admin user I created it with?

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      If you check who owns the files in /docker/nzbget they will be the restricted user you created.

      • mike mike

        Thank you!

      • Mike Mike

        Great guides btw, very detailed. Although I only didn’t try any apart from this PUID thing .

  2. Mischa Anwald Mischa Anwald

    Same permission-error here 🙁

    Strange thing is, that JDownloader2 can create folders there without any issue.

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      Double-check your PUID and PGID settings to ensure they are set correctly, any chance you could post the actual log.

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