Set up Debian Sonarr with NZBGet newsgroups

In this debian tutorial, Set up Sonarr with NZBGet for the newsgroups. We’re going to configure Sonarr so that TV series are automatically downloaded from the newsgroups.

Before you start this tutorial. NZBGet must 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.

Media Management Sonarr

sonnar settings

Go to Settings.

And then to the tablad Media Management.

rename sonarr tv episodes

Put Rename Episode to Yes.

Because of this you get strange filenames. For example, if “02ffbc01106519475abb1a24014ef13.x264” Other programs like Kodi don’t get along well either.

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

Profiles Sonarr

Go to the Profiles tab

set up sonarr tv download episodes

Click a section that you want to start using.

Customize him 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 the chance is very small that it is found.

By hovering over the three indents. You can adjust the order of what Sonarr first tries to download.

At Cutoff you indicate when Sonarr has to stop searching.

When you’re done, press Save.

Quality quality Sonarr

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Now we go to the Tablad Quality. By default, the Minuim Quality is 0. It’s best to customize it.

So there’s some filtering.

Beware! When you download Animation series. Then don’t set it too low.

Because this type of TV series are usually much smaller than a normal TV series.

Beware! As you can see. You also need to change the Title here.

To possibly name them close to a scene. Of the dashes make a point and 1080p and 720p must be at the front. So as an example “1080.HDTV”.

Sonarr Indexers

Newznab Add

Now go to Tablad indexes. These are the websites whose, the NZB files are automatically downloaded.

The more indexers you add, the more likely you are to download your TV series.

See also Newznab provider for an overview of Newznab sites.

Create an account with some of these Newznab providers.

If you have done so, click on the plus.

Sonarr Newznab Costume

Then press Costumat Neznab.

add newznab server sonarr

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 CouchPotato or Headphones for example. So you can get the Api hits well distributed.

If you have an account with a paid Newznab site. Then it often doesn’t matter.

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 just don’t need an account.

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Sonarr Options age retention

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

Minimum Age to 5.

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

RSS Sync Interval Set it to 20 or more. But not too much. Else it can already be gone. But certainly no less otherwise you can also quickly go through your APi requests.

set sonar restrictions

If you go to bends, you’ll see Restrictions. Press that plus downstairs. And add to the Must not contain x265 field. If you have a device that can’t handle it anymore. Most can only handle x264.

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

Set up Debian Sonarr NZBget as download client

Go to the Tablad download client.

Newznab Add

Click on the plus.

nzbget set up debian sonarr

Fill in the above information. Beware! Please enter your own usage name and password. And possibly another gate.

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

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

. If it’s not good, for example, you’ve entered a wrong username or password.

Note catagory should be tv!

set sonar category

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 details of this so that your libary is updated with the latest TV series. You don’t have that. Then you can skip these next two steps.

Go to the Tablad Connect.

Newznab Add

Click on the plus.

set up kodi sonarr

These are my settings. But those are usually different for each person.

Click on Test. And then on Save.

Sonarr metadata

set kodi covers sonarr

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 extising series

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

add series 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 hard drive 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 right hard drive. See the command above as an 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 series button

Go back to Sonarr. And click Series.

Sonarr Series Add

Click Add Series

sonarr tv show search button

Enter the name of the tv show.

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If you’ve found the desired series. At Path Add, choose a difrent path.

En specify the location where the series should be stored. In my example, the name of the folder is TV.

Please note. That you have selected the desired profile that you customized or created. At the Tablad profiles

Sonarr will now look up your series via the Newznab sites that you have specified. And then download the program NZBGet your TV series. And Sonarr puts this road in the right folder.

This was the Debian setup g tutorial Sonarr. If you have any questions, please leave a message. And also see the page Sonarr FAQ most frequently asked questions.

Debian Sonarr tutorial

  1. Sonarr tutorial.
  2. Debian Sonarr installeren.
  3. Set up Sonarr with NZBGet Debian.

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