Setup Sonarr / NZBDrone on seedbox

Recently we added Sonarr on our seedbox software package. Getting it started is fairly easy! We will eventually include an automatic configurator for it, but for now, here is a easy guide to getting it started and making basic settings! So let’s Setup Sonarr!

Login via SSH to your shell, using something like Putty if you are on windows. Execute following command: mono /opt/NzbDrone/NzbDrone.exe

starting nzbdrone


You will receive a lot of info notices, after a few seconds it has launched and you may now access it at: or in this example case
Open the address and you will be welcome with this screen, we are now interested in the settings, highlighted with green:
sonarr home page

Configuring Sonarr

In the settings tab we need to change port and enable authentication in the general tab, like so:
Setup Sonarr settings

It is very important to set authentication so no one else can access and change the port so it doesn’t conflict with other users on the server. You can set your desired username and password, for the port just choose something random preferrably above number 10 000, but below number 65536. Once you are done click save, and go back to the SSH screen. Press CTRL+C to stop Sonarr so we can restart it.

Now launch it again on the background by executing following command: screen -S sonarr -fa -d -m mono /opt/NzbDrone/NzbDrone.exe
This launches Sonarr in the background in a screen session named sonarr. You may now close SSH if you want to.

Now open Sonarr in the new port you chose and it should ask your username + password, login and you will be welcome with the familiar home page for Sonarr. If it didn’t ask for authentication go back to settings->general and make sure authentication is enabled.

You are now ready to start using Sonarr and setup your favorite shows etc.!


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