Sonarr is a multi-platform app to search, download, and manage TV shows. It automatically downloads TV shows via Usenet and BitTorrent. Sonarr can integrate directly into your media server setup and integrates directly with most modern download clients: uTorrent, Deluge, rTorrent, NZBGet, SABnzbd, qBittorrent, Transmission and many more. It will determine when an episode has been downloaded and move it to the correct media folder to be picked up by media servers such as Plex and Emby. The project was inspired by other Usenet/BitTorrent movie downloaders such as SickRage. Settting up Sonarr is alot like setting up Radarr, which of course is based on the Sonarr and you can read theTrueNAS: Radarr Manual Install article to walk through also downloading your movies automatically. This article will show you how to install Sonarr within an existing jail (e.g. with your OpenVPN connection and a torrent client which you setup by reading TrueNAS: Add VPN Connection to a Jail) in the most simple way to avoid path and file permission problems that I have previously experienced. With that, lets get on with a Sonarr manual install by following the directions in the article.
If you would like to install Sonnar V3 instead of Sonarr V2 which this guide will install, you can follow my FreeNAS: Sonarr V3 Manual Install post. While Sonarr V3 is still technically a beta, I’m using it and it is very usable and stable.
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