Radarr is a movie download manager capable of downloading from BitTorrent and Usenet. It is a fork of Sonarr and is comparable to Couchpotato or Headphones. It integrates with rTorrent, uTorrent Server, Deluge, NZBGet and many more downloaders. It can also make use of Jackett to communicate with BitTorrent trackers.
Install with packer.
packer -S radarr
Optionally add the system user to secondary groups.
sudo usermod -a -G nzbget,rtorrent,amule,users radarr
Backup Radarr Settings
Settings and the database can be backed up from the web interface by navigating to
Backup and click the
Backup button. After the it has finished backing up the archive can be downloaded for safe keeping. Alternatively the files can be backed up manually by copying the entire directory that also contains additional files like images and logs.
Backup the system directory manually.
sudo cp -R /var/lib/radarr/ /mnt/backup/
Restore Radarr Settings
Stop the service.
sudo systemctl stop radarr.service
Remove the current App data directory.
sudo rm -Rd /var/lib/radarr
Extract the backup archive downloaded from the web interface.
sudo unzip backup.zip -d /var/lib/radarr/
Alternatively move the copied backup directory.
sudo cp -R /mnt/backup/radarr/ /var/lib/
Apply permissions to the new App data directory.
sudo chown -R radarr:radarr /var/lib/radarr
Start the service.
sudo systemctl start radarr.service
Enable the service to run on boot.
sudo systemctl enable radarr.service
Access the web interface in the browser on the default port
7878 and the current IP address. For example http://192.168.0.100:8989/. Configure other settings from the settings page.
It currently has many bugs and missing or broken features so it may be more functional to install Couchpotato for the time being. Metadata features are completely missing and multi part movies are not supported making it difficult to use. On the other hand there are several features that CouchPotato doesn’t have not to mention long standing bugs such as broken permission settings.