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Docker image for SickRage-Cytec fork, based on docker image of Alpine
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SickRage - The automated TV Shows download manager

SickRage is an automatic Video Library Manager for TV Shows.
It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows, and when they are posted it does its magic: automatic torrent/nzb searching, downloading, and processing at the qualities you want.


2017-06-15 - v1.1.3

  • Log output on console is activated again; I'll create an environment option if I or somebody else gets an issue with it


    • Self-signed certificate creation via SickRage is working now,
      btw. Chrome warns that this certificate is of course insecure

For previous changes see at full changelog.


  • running SickRage under its own user (not root)
  • changing of the UID and GID for the SickRage user
  • support of SSL / HTTPS encryption via LibreSSL

Modifications on SickRage by cytec

  • fixes to detect German releases correctly
  • added special support for German Airdates


Create the container:

docker create --name=sickrage-cytec --restart=always \
-v <config directory>:/sickrage/config \
-v <data directory>:/sickrage/data \
-v <tv downloads directory>:/volume1/downloads \
-v <tv series directory>:/volume1/video \
[-v <path to certificates>:/volume1/certificates \]
[-v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \]
[-e APP_REPO= \]
[-e APP_BRANCH=master \]
[-e CONTAINER_TIMEZONE=<container timezone value> \]
[-e PGID=<group ID (gid)> -e PUID=<user ID (uid)> \]
-p <HTTP port>:8081 \


docker create --name=sickrage-cytec --restart=always \
-v /opt/docker/sickrage/config:/sickrage/config \
-v /opt/docker/sickrage/data:/sickrage/data \
-v /volume1/downloads:/volume1/downloads \
-v /volume1/video:/volume1/video \
-v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
-e PGID=1001 -e PUID=1001 \
-p 8081:8081 \


docker create --name=sickrage-cytec --restart=always \
-v /opt/docker/sickrage/config:/sickrage/config \
-v /opt/docker/sickrage/data:/sickrage/data \
-v /volume1/downloads:/volume1/downloads \
-v /volume1/video:/volume1/video \
-e PGID=1001 -e PUID=1001 \
-p 8081:8081 \

Start the container:

docker start sickrage-cytec



The parameters are split into two parts which are separated via colon.
The left side describes the host and the right side the container.
For example a port definition looks like this -p external:internal and defines the port mapping from internal (the container) to external (the host).
So -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080.
Accessing http://'host':8080 (e.g. would then show you what's running INSIDE the container on port 80.


  • -p 8081 - http port for the web user interface
  • -v /sickrage/config - local path for sickrage config files
  • -v /sickrage/data - local path for sickrage data files (cache, database, ...)
  • -v /volume1/downloads - the folder where your download client puts the completed TV downloads
  • -v /volume1/video - the target folder where the tv series will be placed
  • -v /volume1/certificates - the target folder of the SSL/TLS certificate files
  • -v /etc/localhost - for timesync - optional
  • -e APP_REPO - set it to the SickRage GitHub repository; by default it uses - optional
  • -e APP_BRANCH - set which SickRage GitHub repository branch you want to use, master (default branch) or develop - optional
  • -e SET_CONTAINER_TIMEZONE - set it to true if the specified CONTAINER_TIMEZONE should be used - optional
  • -e CONTAINER_TIMEZONE - container timezone as found under the directory /usr/share/zoneinfo/ - optional
  • -e PGID for GroupID - see below for explanation - optional
  • -e PUID for UserID - see below for explanation - optional

Container Timezone

In the case of the Synology NAS it is not possible to map /etc/localtime for timesync, and for this and similar case
set SET_CONTAINER_TIMEZONE to true and specify with CONTAINER_TIMEZONE which timezone should be used.
The possible container timezones can be found under the directory /usr/share/zoneinfo/.


  • UTC - this is the default value if no value is set
  • Europe/Berlin
  • Europe/Vienna
  • America/New_York
  • ...

Don't use the value localtime because it results into: failed to access '/etc/localtime': Too many levels of symbolic links

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)


Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it sickrage-cytec /bin/bash

Upgrade to the latest version: docker restart sickrage-cytec

To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f sickrage-cytec

For Synology NAS users

Login into the DSM Web Management

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Control Panel > Privilege > Group and create a new one with the name 'docker'
  • add the permissions for the directories 'downloads', 'video' and so on
  • disallow the permissons to use the applications
  • Control Panel > Privilege > User and create a new on with name 'docker' and assign this user to the group 'docker'

Connect with SSH to your NAS

  • after sucessful connection change to the root account via

    sudo -i


    sudo su -

    for the password use the same one which was used for the SSH authentication.

  • create a 'docker' directory on your volume (if such doesn't exist)

    mkdir -p /volume1/docker/
    chown root:root /volume1/docker/
  • create a 'sickrage' directory

    cd /volume1/docker
    mkdir apps
    chown docker:docker apps
    cd apps
    mkdir -p sickrage/config
    mkdir -p sickrage/data
    chown -R docker:docker sickrage
  • get your Docker User ID and Group ID of your previously created user and group

    id docker
    uid=1029(docker) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),65539(docker)
  • get the Docker image

    docker pull technosoft2000/sickrage-cytec
  • create a Docker container (take care regarding the user ID and group ID, change timezone and port as needed)

    docker create --name=sickrage-cytec --restart=always \
    -v /volume1/docker/apps/sickrage/config:/sickrage/config \
    -v /volume1/docker/apps/sickrage/data:/sickrage/data \
    -v /volume1/downloads:/volume1/downloads \
    -v /volume1/video:/volume1/video \
    -e CONTAINER_TIMEZONE=Europe/Berlin \
    -e PGID=65539 -e PUID=1029 \
    -p 9091:8081 \
  • check if the Docker container was created successfully

    docker ps -a
    CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                           COMMAND                CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES
    0b33c177b6ae        technosoft2000/sickrage-cytec   "/sickrage/"   8 seconds ago       Created
  • start the Docker container

    docker start sickrage-cytec
  • analyze the log (stop it with CTRL+C)
    docker logs -f sickrage-cytec

    ,/   .`|                                   

    ,.' : .--.--. ,----, ,-. ; ; // / '. .' .' \ ,--/ /| .'___,/ ,'| : /. / ,----,' |,--. :/ |
    | : | ; | |--| : . ;: : ' / ; |.'; ; | : ;_ ; |.' / | ' /----' | | \ \ .----'/ ; ' | :
    ' : ; ----. \ / ; / | | \ | | ' __ \ \ | ; / /-, ' : |. \ ' : | / /--' / / / /.| | | ' \ \ ; |.' '--'. /./__; : ' : |--' '---'--'---' | : .' ; |,'

                      ;   | .'      '--'       
    ~~~~~  SickRage Cytec-Edition   ~~~~~

[INFO] Docker image version: 1.1.0
[INFO] Create group sickrage with id 65539
[INFO] Create user sickrage with id 1029
[INFO] Current active timezone is UTC
Sat Mar 11 14:17:00 CET 2017
[INFO] Container timezone is changed to: Europe/Vienna
[INFO] Change the ownership of /sickrage (including subfolders) to sickrage:sickrage
[INFO] Current git version is:
git version 2.11.1
[INFO] Checkout the latest SickRage-Cytec version ...
[INFO] ... git clone -b develop --single-branch /sickrage/app -v
Cloning into '/sickrage/app'...
POST git-upload-pack (165 bytes)
[INFO] Autoupdate is active, try to pull the latest sources for SickRage-Cytec ...
[INFO] ... current git status is
On branch develop
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/develop'.
nothing to commit, working tree clean
[INFO] ... pulling sources
Already up-to-date.
[INFO] ... git status after update is
On branch develop
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/develop'.
nothing to commit, working tree clean
[INFO] Launching SickRage-Cytec ...

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