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My own version of the linuxserverio sabnzbd docker
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SABnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything we can. All you have to do is add an .nzb. SABnzbd takes over from there, where it will be automatically downloaded, verified, repaired, extracted and filed away with zero human interaction.



docker create --name=sabnzbd \
-v <path to data>:/config \
-v <path to downloads>:/downloads \
-v <path to incomplete downloads>:/incomplete-downloads \
-e PGID=<gid> -e PUID=<uid> \
-e APP_EXEC=<App exec file> \
-e APP_ROOT=<Where to put all the apps> \
-e APPDIRNAME=<name of directory to put main app (child of APP_ROOT)> \
-e APP_COMP=<Runtime Compiler to use, if any> \
-e GITURL=<Clone url from git repo> \
-e GITBRANCH=<Which branch to use> \
-e TZ=<timezone> \
-p 8080:8080 -p 9090:9090 \


The parameters are split into two halves, separated by a colon, the left hand side representing the host and the right the container side. For example with a port -p external:internal - what this shows is the port mapping from internal to external of the container. So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 http://192.168.x.x:8080 would show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.

  • -p 8080 - http port for the webui
  • -p 9090 - https port for the webui see note below
  • -v /config - local path for sabnzbd config files
  • -v /downloads local path for finished downloads
  • -v /incomplete-downloads local path for incomplete-downloads - optional
  • -e PGID for GroupID - see below for explanation
  • -e PUID for UserID - see below for explanation
  • -e TZ for setting timezone information, eg Europe/London

It is based on ubuntu xenial with s6 overlay, for shell access whilst the container is running do docker exec -it sabnzbd /bin/bash.

User / Group Identifiers

Sometimes when using data volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container. We avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID. Ensure the data volume directory on the host is owned by the same user you specify and it will "just work" ™.

In this instance PUID=1001 and PGID=1001. To find yours use id user as below:

  $ id <dockeruser>
    uid=1001(dockeruser) gid=1001(dockergroup) groups=1001(dockergroup)

Setting up the application

Initial setup is done from the http port.
Https access for sabnzbd needs to be enabled in either the intial setup wizard or in the configure settings of the webui, be sure to use 9090 as port for https.
See here for info on some of the switch settings for sabnzbd


  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it sabnzbd /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f sabnzbd


  • 11.09.16: Bump to release of 1.10
  • 09.09.16: Rebase back to xenial,
    issues with alpine version of python and 1.10 branch of sab.
  • 28.08.16: Rebase to alpine, using git version of sab.
  • 17.03.16: Bump to install 1.0 final at startup
  • 14.03.16: Refresh image to pick up latest RC
  • 23.01.15: Refresh image.
  • 14.12.15: Refresh image to pick up latest beta
  • 21.08.15: Intial Release.
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