Initial Setup

In this section, we'll be setting up Radarr. This guide assumes that this is your first time installing Radarr and you'll be storing your media locally, saving it to ~/media. We'll be doing the following:

  1. Enabling Automatic Organization
  2. Adding indexers
  3. Connecting your download clients
  4. Adding your first movie

Enabling Automatic Organization

  • Access and login to your Radarr instance using the credentials you set during installation
  • Go to Settings

  • Make sure that advanced settings is set to Shown

  • In Media Management settings, toggle Rename movies to Yes.
    • You can leave the rest of the options as-is. The defaults work well with Plex's naming scheme.

  • Make sure that Use hardlinks instead of copy is set to yes.
    • Hardlinks effectively creates a file that points directly to your source file in the disk. You can do anything to this file without affecting your source file and vice versa. This is useful when you're seeding from torrents.
      • This is to prevent to have 2 copies of the same movie without affecting your files.
        • If your root folder is located on a mount (eg using a rclone mount), you should set this to No.
          • Hardlinks does not work on mounts. Radarr will resort to copying, which is prone to errors.
          • For this, consider using Rclone VFS and MergerFS Setup

  • After changing, save it by clicking Save in the top left-hand corner

Adding Indexers

  • Go to Indexers

  • Click the Plus button

  • Then select the indexers you want to add for your Radarr instance and input what is asked on each indexer you wish

    • Depending on the indexer, it'll ask for your account credentials or a passkey. Refer to your indexer/tracker for more information on what to put.

  • Once that’s done, click Save.

Adding Download Clients

  • Now, click the Download client on the left hand side.

  • To add your preferred client, click the big + button then select your preferred client.
  • Be Sure to enable "Show Advanced settings" Using the Cog Icon in the top left hand side to show URL Base Field

Torrent Clients

Host: {username}.{servername}
Port: 443
URL Base: /deluge
Password: As configured in UCP under Deluge
Category: tv-sonarr
Add Paused: NO
Host: {username}.{servername}
Port: 443
URL Path: /RPC2
Username: {username}
Password: As configured in UCP under ruTorrent
Category: tv-sonarr
Add Stopped: NO
Host: {username}.{servername}
Port: 443
Username: {username}
Password: As configured in UCP under Transmission
Category: tv-sonarr
Add Stopped: NO

Usenet Clients

Host: {username}.{servername}
Port: 443
URL Path: /sabnzbd
API Key: As obtained from SABnzbd
Username: {username}
Password: Configured during SABnzbd setup
Category: tv
Host: {username}.{servername}
Port: 443
URL Path: /nzbget
Username: {nzbget username}
Password: {nzbget password}
Category: tv
Add Paused: NO

Adding Your First Movie

  • Now we'll be adding your first movie. Click Movies then Add New Movie.

  • Then type any movie you want to download.
  • Once you've found the movie you want, we will set some options. First, click the dropdown box on the Root folder and click add a different path

  • The file browser popup will appear.

  • Select homexx folder where homexx contains the node where your seedbox is in.

    • In the screenshot, the node where the seedbox is in home1

  • Once opened, select your seedbox (indicated by your seedbox username)

  • Then select the media folder and select Movies. Click OK after.
    • This folder is generated upon receiving your seedbox. This is where you'll be saving your media.

  • Once that's done. Click OK select the path.

  • After selecting the path, you may set the other preferences accordingly
    • Monitor
      • Choose yes if you want Radarr to monitor your indexers for better releases and upgrade them accordingly
    • Min. Availability
      • This sets when Radarr will search your indexers for movies.
      • The general tip here is that if you're in great trackers, you can opt to choose Announced. If you're not sure, choose Physical/Web
    • Profile
      • This sets what quality/resolution Radarr will grab.

  • After that is set, you can choose either the green Add Movie button to add your movie without searching or the checkbox then green button to start searching your indexers for the movie.