Synology Install SABnzbd with Portainer

Synology Install SABnzbd with Portainer

My previous guide for SABnzbd involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest SABnzbd version via Portainer. SABnzbd is a multi-platform binary downloader. The program works in the background and simplifies the downloading, verifying and extracting of files from Usenet. SABnzbd uses NZB files (similar to . torrent files, but for Usenet), instead of browsing Usenet directly. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install SABnzbd on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest SABnzbd v4.2.2 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”. (Mandatory STEP.) If you already have Text Editor installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

Synology Install Text Editor 2023

  • STEP 4

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it sabnzbd. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

SABnzbd Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now create three new folders inside the sabnzbd folder that you have previously created at STEP 4 and name them config, downloads, incomplete-downloads. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

SABnzbd Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2

  • STEP 6

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 7

In the Name field type in sabnzbd. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: '3.9'
services:
 sabnzbd:
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/sabnzbd:latest
    container_name: SABnzbd-SYNOLOGY
    healthcheck:
     test: curl -f http://localhost:8080/ || exit 1
    restart: on-failure:5
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/sabnzbd/config:/config:rw
      - /volume1/docker/sabnzbd/downloads:/downloads:rw #If you want, you can change the following line /volume1/docker/sabnzbd/downloads with the path Location of your Download folder.
      - /volume1/docker/sabnzbd/incomplete-downloads:/incomplete-downloads:rw #If you want, you can change the following line /volume1/docker/sabnzbd/incomplete-downloads with the path Location of your Download folder.
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      PGID: 100
      PUID: 1026
    ports:
      - 8775:8080
      - 9093:9090

Note: If you want, you can change the following line /volume1/docker/sabnzbd/downloads with the path Location of your Download folder on your NAS.
Note: If you want, you can change the following line /volume1/docker/sabnzbd/incomplete-downloads with the path Location of your Incomplete Download folder on your NAS.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)

SABnzbd Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3

  • STEP 8

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

SABnzbd Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4

  • STEP 9

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

SABnzbd Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 11

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8775 Follow the instructions in the image below.

SABnzbd Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6

Set up and enjoy SABnzbd!

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If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the SABnzbd container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make SABnzbd work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket. Remember to modify the sabnzbd.ini file in the sabnzbd config folder that you have previously created at STEP 5, then type in your synology.me DDNS without https:// at the beginning on the host_whitelist line. Save the file, then restart your SABnzbd container in Portainer to apply the settings. If you forget to whitelist your synology DDNS hostname, you will get an error message that says: Access denied – Hostname verification failed: https://sabnzbd.org/hostname-

SABnzbd Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the SABnzbd container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Wednesday / March 6th, 2024 at 12:37 PM