Configuring Debian NBZGet with Sonarr Automatically download TV series

In this tutorial we configure Sonarr with NZBGet on Debian. We are going to configure Sonarr to download TV series from the newsgroups. Before you start this guide. The NZBGet program should already be installed. And you must be able to download from the newsgroups with this. If not yet. Then see first the tutorial install NZBGet Debian.

Sonarr Media Management

sonnar settings

Go to Settings.

And then the tablad Media Management.

Configuring Debian NBZGet renaming episodes

Rename Episode Yes.

We’ll turn this on. Because quite a few releases are encrypted. Because of this you get strange filenames. For example, “02ffbc012106519975abb1a24014ef13.x264”. Programs like Auto-sub and Kodi don’t get along well.

see settings below.

Standard Episode Format “{Series.Title}. SE{season:00}.{ Episode.Title}{episode:00}{Quality.Full}-{Release.Group}”

Daily Episode Format “{Series Title} -{Air-Date}- {Episode Title} {Quality Full}”

Series Folder Format “{Series Title}”

Season Folder Format “{Series Title}”

Create empty series folders Yes

Download Propers Yes

Analyse video files Yes

Sonarr Profiles

Now go to the Tablad profiles.

desired downloads Configure NBZGet

Click a section that you want to start using. And adjust this to your own preference. Above is my preference. It is best to leave the language on English. Unless a TV series is also available in your own language. But there’s a very slim chance that it’s going to be found.

By using your mouse over that three dash, you can adjust the order of what Sonarr is trying to download first. At Cutoff you indicate when Sonarr has to stop searching. When you’re done. Click Save.

Sonarr Quality

large files Configuring Debian NZBGet

Now we go to the Tablad Quality. By default, the Minuim Quality is 0. It’s best to customize it. So that some junk is filtered. Beware! If you download Animation series it doesn’t set too low. Because this type of TV series are usually much smaller than a normal TV series.

Beware! As you can see, you also have to change the Title here to keep them close to the scene name. Make the Dashes a dot, and 1080p and 720p should be at the front. So as an example “1080p. HDTV”.

Sonarr Indexers

newznab add sonarr debian

Now go to Tablad indexes. These are the sites whose NZB files are downloaded automatically. The more indexers you add. The more likely you are to download your TV series. See also Newznab provider. Create an account with some of these Newznab providers. If you did that hjebt. Click on the plus.

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Then, at Neznab, click Costume.

Configure Debian newznab

Enter the details of the Newznab site.

Neznab API

The API key can almost always be found in your account settings on the NewzNab site. If you did. First, take a Test and Save.

Now add all your Newznab sites in this way.

It’s best to leave some Newznab sites. If you also have other programs like SickChill or CouchPotato for example. So you get the Api hits divided. If you have an account with a paid Newznab site then it often doesn’t matter. Because then you have enough API requests.

If you have already added the NewzNab sites. You also need too activate the below Newznab provider.

You do this in the same way you only need no account.

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sonar options retention

Now we scroll slightly to gangs and here you see Options.

Minimum Age at 5.

Retention Here you enter the retention of your Usenet provider. This ensures that no API requests are wasted. Which your Usenet provider can’t download anyway.

RSS Sync Interval Set it to 20 or more. But not too much, otherwise it may be gone. But certainly no less, otherwise you will also be quick through your APi requests.

filters sonarr debian

If you go to bends, you’ll see Restrictions. Click that plus downstairs and add to the Must not contain x265 field. If your media player can’t handle it. Most media players can only handle x264.

I also added acc2.0 myself. Because I want at least 5.1 sound.

Sonarr NZBget as download client setup

Go to the Tablad download client.

add sonarr nbzget debian

Click on the plus.

nzbget sonarr setup debian

Fill in the above information. Beware! Please enter your own user name and password, and possibly another port.

Recent Priority should be lower than Older priority. Because it is often trickier to download old TV episodes than TV episodes that are just out.

Now click Test. If the test has gone well click Save.

If it is not good, you may have entered a wrong username or password.

Note the catagory should be TV!

nzbget sonarr setup debian

The above settings must be in NZBGet. You can find it in NZBGet under Settings and then Category

Sonarr Connect

If you have a media player so as I have. Then you need to enter the data. So that your libary is updated with the latest TV series. Do you not have this. Then you can skip these next two steps.

Go to the Tablad Connect.

sonarr connect configure

Click on the plus.

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These are my settings. But they’re usually different.

Just in case, press Test and then Save.

Sonarr metadata

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This option is only used if you have a media player. Otherwise you can skip this too. These are my settings for Kodi. This will ensure that covers are downloaded for Kodi.

Sonarr Add Existing Series

You can skip this step if you haven’t downloaded a TV series at all.

sonnar add tv shows debian

If you already have some tv show. You can add them in Sonarr by clicking on Import Extisting series on Disk.

directories set up sonarr debian

Click the blue folder and select the folder where your existing series is. , and then click the Green checkmark. Your Tv shows are now added.

Create Sonarr folders for TV series

We will create the folders using the command line. So make a connection again with putty.

Go to the right hardisk where you want to create the folder unless you only have one drive hard.


The above indicates which hard drives are available.

cd /dev/sda1

Go to the correct hard drive see above command as example. With the command CD you go to a folder.

sudo mkdir tv

The above command creates a TV folder.

sudo chmod -R 777 tv

The above command gives all users full rights to the TV folder.

Sonarr Add TV Shows

sonarr add series debian

Go back to Sonarr, and click Series.

Sonarr Series Add

Click Add Series

Sonarr Tvshow

Enter the name of the tv show.

set path sonar

If you’ve found the series you want, choose path Add a difrent path. And specify the location where the series should be saved. In my example, the name of the folder is TV. Pay attention! that you have selected the desired profile. Which you adapted or made yourself. At the Tablad profiles

Sonarr will now look up your series via the Newznab sites that you have specified. And then NZBGet download your TV series, and Sonarr puts this way into the right folder.

This was the tutorial of Debian NBZGet configured with Sonarr.

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