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"Radarr A fork of Sonarr to work with movies à la Couchpotato."

Installation

Radarr is available as an app on your Manage page. Select Manage Apps next to the slot you want to use Radarr on. On this page, select Add Radarr and provide your Whatbox password. After a short wait, you can click Open Radarr to open Radarr. You can also access Radarr from your Manage page.

Updates

Radarr updates are currently managed by us. Attempting to use the built-in automatic update or restart functions in Radarr will fail. If you have attempted to update Radarr and Radarr is no longer accessible, connect to your slot via SSH, run pkill -f Radarr.exe; rm ~/.config/Radarr/NzbDrone.pid and then restart Radarr and from your Manage page. The Manage page is also where you will find the WebUI for Radarr.

Connecting to clients

Connecting to rTorrent

Under Settings > Download Client, select to add a client with the + button and then select rTorrent. Enter rTorrent or a label of your choice for the Name, and your Whatbox site password for the Password. All of the other options can be left the same.

Connecting to Transmission

Under Settings > Download Client, select to add a client with the + button and then select Transmission. Enter Transmission or a label of your choice for the Name, and your Whatbox site password for the Password. All of the other options can be left the same.

Connecting to Deluge

Make sure the Deluge WebUI has been enabled from the Settings link on your Manage page.

Under Settings > Download Client, select to add a client with the + button and then select Deluge. Enter Deluge or a label of your choice for the Name, and your Whatbox site password for the Password. All of the other options can be left the same.

Common troubleshooting

If one of your Download Clients is unable to be added, there can be a couple of reasons for this:

  1. The app itself is not running. Ensure that this is the case by checking your Manage page.
  2. The password was entered incorrectly. This can happen when the password is pasted. Try typing it manually.

Automatically Restart

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

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

     #!/bin/bash
     if pgrep -fx "/usr/bin/radarr" > /dev/null
     then
         echo "Radarr is running."
     else 
         echo "Radarr is not running, starting Radarr"
         /usr/bin/radarr
     fi
     exit
    
  3. Save the file with Ctrl+x and the "y" and Enter to accept overwriting.

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

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

  6. Enter the following text

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

Advanced: Manually run another configuration

These instructions will create and run another configuration of Radarr alongside your existing configuration. You will need to manually access and manage additional configurations of Radarr, including starting them if your server is ever rebooted.

  1. Make a second Radarr configuration directory

    mkdir ~/.config/Radarr2
    
  2. Make a second Radarr configuration file

    touch ~/.config/Radarr2/config.xml
    
  3. Open the configuration file in nano

    nano ~/.config/Radarr2/config.xml
    
  4. Copy the contents of the box below into the ~/.config/Radarr2/config.xml file, replacing any other configuration in the file

    <Config>
    <Port>18758</Port>
    <UrlBase></UrlBase>
    <BindAddress>*</BindAddress>
    <SslPort>25379</SslPort>
    <EnableSsl>False</EnableSsl>
    <ApiKey></ApiKey>
    <AuthenticationMethod>None</AuthenticationMethod>
    <LogLevel>Info</LogLevel>
    <Branch>develop</Branch>
    <LaunchBrowser>False</LaunchBrowser>
    <UpdateAutomatically>False</UpdateAutomatically>
    </Config>
    
  5. Save changes by pressing ctrl+x, y and then enter.

  6. Start Radarr in a screen session running in the background

    screen -dmS Radarr2 /usr/bin/radarr -data=/home/user/.config/Radarr2
    

Radarr will be accessible at http://server.whatbox.ca:18758 - Enable Authentication in Radarr's Settings -> General tab, using either authentication method with a strong username and password.