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Ombi is a self-hosted web application that automatically gives your shared Plex users the ability to request content. Ombi runs on its own port; 28399 has been automatically generated for you, but you may use another 5 digit port between 10000 and 32767.

Plex Login Auth 2FA Users: If you are using Plex as the login authentication and have 2FA enabled you will need to enter both your password and 2FA code as your password like “password2FACODE

Ombi version 4

These instructions will install Ombi v4 and use the same database directory as Ombi v3. You should not run Ombi v3 after running Ombi v4.

  1. Download Ombi v4

     wget -O OmbiV4.tar.gz $(curl -s https://api.github.com/repositories/52522046/releases | grep linux-x64.tar.gz | grep browser_download_url | head -1 | cut -d \" -f 4)
  2. Extract the archive

     rm -r ~/OmbiV4; mkdir ~/OmbiV4; tar xzvf OmbiV4.tar.gz -C ~/OmbiV4/
  3. Create a directory to store the database.

     mkdir ~/.ombi
  4. Start Ombi (may take a couple of minutes to start)

     cd ~/OmbiV4/; screen -dmS Ombi ./Ombi --host http://*:28399 --storage ~/.ombi/

You will be able to access Ombi at http://server.whatbox.ca:28399 when Ombi has started up.

Automatically Restart (Ombi V4)

Below are steps to take to have your Ombi V4 instance automatically restart if it crashes, or if the server is rebooted.

  1. Make a file to be used for the script. touch ~/ombi_restart.cron

  2. Edit the file and enter the text below. nano -w ~/ombi_restart.cron

     if pgrep -x "Ombi" > /dev/null
         echo "Ombi is running."
         echo "Ombi is not running, starting Ombi"
         cd ~/OmbiV4/; screen -dmS Ombi ./Ombi --host http://*:28399 --storage ~/.ombi/
  3. Save the file with Ctrl+x and the y and Enter to accept overwriting.

  4. Make the script executable. chmod +x ~/ombi_restart.cron

  5. Open your crontab. EDITOR=nano crontab -e

  6. Enter the following text

     @reboot /home/user/ombi_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1
     */5 * * * * /home/user/ombi_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1
  7. Save the crontab with Ctrl+x and the y and Enter to accept overwriting.