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NZBGet - Basic Setup

This basic example is based on the use of docker images

Keep in mind the path are setup so it works with hardlinks and instant moves.

More info HERE

The default path setup recommended by some docker developers that encourages people to use mounts like /movies, /tv and /downloads is very suboptimal. It is the easiest way to get started. While easy to use, it has a major drawback. Mainly losing the ability to hardlink or instant move.

But you're able to change this, by not using the pre-defined/recommended paths like:

  • /downloads => /data/downloads
  • /movies => /data/media/movies
  • /tv => /data/media/tv.

Some Basics

Name Description
${MainDir} Root directory for all tasks.
${AppDir} Where NZBGet is installed.
${DestDir} Destination directory for downloaded files.

PATHS

paths

I will only explain the so called most important paths.

Name Description
MainDir /data/usenet
DestDir ${MainDir} (so it will go in to /data/usenet)
InterDir Files are downloaded into this directory (before unpack+par2)
NzbDir Directory for incoming nzb-files.
QueueDir This directory is used to save download queue, history, information statistics, etc.
ScriptDir Directory with post-processing and other scripts.
LogFile Where your log files will be stored (Please create a log directory in your config)

NEWS-SERVERS

newsservers

Name Description
Active Use this news server.
Name The name is used in UI and for logging. It can be any string.
Level Put your major download servers at level 0 and your fill servers at levels 1, 2, etc..
Host Host name of news server.
Port Port to connect to.
Password Password to use for authentication.
Encryption Encrypted server connection (TLS/SSL). (preferred to use this)
Connections Use the lowest possible amount of connections +1 to gain your max download speed.
Retention How long the articles are stored on the news server.

CATEGORIES

categories

Name Description
Name This should match what you put in Sonarr/Radarr (tv/movies/sonarr/radarr/series/films)
DestDir ${DestDir} Destination directory (/data/usenet/movie)
Unpack Unpack downloaded nzb-files.
Extensions List of extension scripts for this category.

INCOMING NZBS

incoming

Info

AppendCategoryDir: Create subdirectory with category-name in destination-directory.

DOWNLOAD QUEUE

queue

Caution

WriteBuffer: If you're low on memory don't set this to high.

LOGGING

logging

CHECK AND REPAIR

checkAndRepair

UNPACK

unpack

Info

DirectUnpack: This might lower your download speed but the overall time could be faster. (disable on low powered devices)

EXTENSION SCRIPTS

extScripts

Depending if you're using some NZBGet script here you can change the order or when it should be used


Last update: 2021-06-12