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Lidarr in Docker on a Synology NAS

Key Settings and FAQ

Now you have set up Lidarr there are some key settings you will need to set as these often catch new users out. I will add more as they come up.

Media Management / Root Folders (Settings>Media Management)

Lidarr refers to the place(s) you keep your music as Root Folders. These are where Lidarr will ultimately move your music files once they finish downloading.

AppRoot Folder

Download Clients (Settings > Download Clients>Remote Path Mappings)

While most of the settings on this page are self-explanatory something that has caught people out if the Remote Path Mappings setting. If you are hosting all your services on the same NAS do not add any settings here.

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  1. NeilM NeilM

    Thank you as always.

    So, a couple of comments for maybe a future article.

    When I create a docker container, I like to use the as part of the docker name, the version of the application/docker image.

    In the case of lidarr – lidarr-

    I would store under the lidarr folder in configs, I would create a specific version of the config, ready for

    I wouldn’t grab the latest image, I would grab the version that corresponded to latest. That way in my image folder I would have “Version-”

    So, when I come to upgrade, I take a copy of the config, Version-0.8.1. 2135, and drop that into a folder called “Version.”. This give the user a backup container with a fully working version of lidarr, which they can go back to, if the newer version blows up.

    Also, when it comes to delete older images and containers, they are all identifiable by the fact they all share the same version number, from config->image>container.

    I tend to export the container information to the JSON file, modify that, and then import that to create the new container. Remembering to switch off the auto start on the previous version of the container.

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      Thanks Neil, I try and keep the guides at a super easy to work with level, so aimed at newer users. This adds a layer of complexity but makes sense why you would do its this way.

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