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Table of Contents

  1. Intro
  2. Access Information
  3. PG YouTube
  4. General Configuration
  5. Configuration /w NewsGroups
  6. Configuration /w Torrents
  7. Summary

1. Intro

Lidarr is one of the most recognized programs utilized in order to obtain, maintain, and upgrade a user's music quality content. Lidarr operates in a hasty and efficient manner and provides a high degree of confidence in organizing and renaming files to be recognized both by Plex & Emby. For USENet, Lidarr works both with NZBGET & SABNZBD.

2. Access Information

Protocol Address Notes
traefik** lidarr:8686 Only for Internal App-to-App Communication
https Traefik must be Deployed; Remote Servers
http Poor Security Practice - Stop with PG Port Guard
http ipv4:8686 Ideal Only for Local Servers
  • Radarr to NZBGET, type nzbget in the address (not or the IP)
  • Radarr to SABNZBD, type sabnzbd in the address (not or the IP)

** Ideal for Apps to communicate between with one another. Click Here for more info!

3. NewsGroups Configuration

A. PG YouTube - NewsGroups

B. Recommended NewsGroups

Here are top 5 tier news-server recommended by PlexGuide! Very well known for completion and speeds:

  1. NewsHosting
  2. UseNetServer
  3. EasyNews
  4. Pure USENet
  5. XLNED

4. General Configuration

Generally, the following actions must be taken for both USENET and Torrents. Select settings as highlighted below.

Next, select media management. From here, scroll down until you see Audio Naming. Make sure to turn that on. If not, file names will be stored as is and may complicate the setup with Plex and/or Emby

General Settings

Advanced Settings: Turn on (little gear icon in top left.) It should change from a red X to a green checkmark:

Media Management Tab

Track Naming

  • Rename Tracks: Yes/Enable
  • Replace Illegal Characters: Yes/Enable
  • Standard Track Format: Recommend {Artist Name} - {Album Title} - {track:00} - {Track Title}
  • Artist Format: Recommend {Artist Name}
  • Album Folder Format: Recommend {Album Title} ({Release Year})


  • Create empty artist folders: No/Disable


  • Skip Free Space Check: Yes/Enable

File Management

  • Use Hardlinks instead of Copy: Yes/Enable
  • Analyze Audio Files: No/Disable if you forget, you will hit the 24hr Google Ban all the time

[Click] save changes at the top right

5. Configuration - NewsGroups

a. Setting up Indexers

News Group indexer information is generally easy to setup. The great thing about Lidarr is that there is prebuilt list of indexers to select from (meaning you do not have to discover them on your own. Select the [+] symbol in order to add an indexer.

Note: If you use NZBHydra as in the below picture, you'll have to select the Newznab preset and modify it for NZBHydra

Next, you will see custom and presets. Custom should only be used if the indexer your utilizing is not on the preset list. If on the preset list, select it.

Finally from here, type/paste in the API key and then [Save].

b. Setting Up a Downloader

i. General Information

This part is generally easy to accomplish. It is recommend to have NZBGET or SABNZBD deployed before moving on. First, start by selecting download clients and then selecting the [+] symbol.

You only have two choices primarily to choose from. Select either NZBGET or SABNZBD and then follow the instructions below based on your choice.

ii. Setting up NZBGET

  1. Type in the Name nzbget
  2. For host, type in nzbget (not localhost or the ip address)
  3. Ensure that music is there in all lowercase letters

Save and exit!

iii. Setting up SABNZBD

  1. Type in the Name sabnzbd
  2. For host, type in sabnzbd (not localhost or the ip address)
  3. Enter your API key from Sabnzbd
  4. Enter your username and password (if you use them in Sab)
  5. Ensuremusic is in the Category box in all lowercase letters
  6. Recent Priority: High
  7. Older Priority: Normal or Low (if you love music downloads more than movies or tv; make normal)
  8. [Click] Test - if having problems, please ensure Port Security is enabled in Plexguide. Note: if you have your downloader on a different server than Lidarr, then change the host to and leave the rest the same.
  9. [Click] Save - if all is well

iv. Downloader settings

Completed download handling

Enable: Automatically import completed downloads from download client Enable: (Optional) Remove imported downloads from download client history

Failed download handling

Enable: Automatically search for and attempt download a different release Enable: (Recommended, but not required) Remove failed downloads from download client history

Remote Path Mappings

For each downloader you use, you need to setup a remote mapping per downloader. A mapping is required per downloader for hardlinking to work.

Here is an example:

host: nzbget
remote path: /mnt/downloads/nzbget
local path: /mnt/unionfs/nzbget

v. Connect to plex

Lidarr will send your newest files to plex for it to scan. This will just scan the changed files.

Save and exit!

vi. Recommended NewsGroups

Top 5 tier news-server recommended by PlexGuide for SABNZBD & NZBGET! Very well known for completion and speeds (and my actual personal use):

  1. NewsHosting
  2. UseNetServer
  3. EasyNews
  4. Pure USENet
  5. XLNED

vii. Wrap Up Information

If completed utilizing the NewsGroup portion, feel free to check out and explore the other options!

6. Configuration - Torrents


  • Visit the Jackett Wiki to obtain the URL & API.
  • Paste in the URL, but once your done; change the address to match http://jackett:9117 as shown below.
  • Paste in your API key
  • Select Save

Download Client

  • On the "Download Client" tab we will add rutorrent or deluge. RUTORRENT:
  • Click the add symbol and add click rtorrent.
  • Give it a name
  • Host: rutorrent
  • Port: 80
  • Username: leave blank if default
  • Password: leave blank if default
  • URL Path leave it as is.
  • Then click test. If successful congrats! If it is not, make sure you can connect to rutorrent and it connects to rtorrent.

7. Summary

Lidarr is a very easy program to utilize. As long as you follow the basic information, any user just be good to go. If you have any questions, please visit our forums at

Useful Starter Links

  1. Introduction
  2. Blitz YouTube Channel
  3. G-Suite Signup
  4. Recommended NewsHosts

Prior Planning 101

  1. Recommended Pre-Reading
  2. Server - Storage Planning
  3. Usenet or BitTorrent
  4. PG Editions
  5. PGBlitz Repos
  6. Common Issues

Deploy & Config

  1. SSH Server Access
  2. Create a SUDO User
  3. Install PGBlitz
  4. WatchTower
  5. Remote Path Mappings

Data Transport
  1. PG Clone
    1. Google OAuth Keys
    2. PG Move
    3. PG Blitz
    4. 2nd HD Option

Key Components

  1. Traefik
  2. Port Guard
  3. PG Shield
  4. PG Press
  5. Google Cloud - GCE
    1. Automated setup
  6. Hetzner Cloud
  7. PG Fork
  8. Extra PG Commands

Blitz App Info

  1. Accessing PG Apps
  2. App Port Scheme
  3. Plex to AutoScan

Tools & Services

Core Apps [Expand]
  1. Emby
  2. Jackett
  3. Jellyfin
  4. LazyLibrarian
  5. Lidarr
  6. Netdata
  7. NZBGet
  8. Ombi
  9. Plex
  10. Portainer
  11. qBittorrent
  12. Radarr
  13. RuTorrent
  15. Sonarr
  16. Tautulli
Community Apps [Expand]
  1. AirSonic
  2. AllTube
  3. Bazarr
  4. Beets
  5. Bitwarden
  6. BookSonic
  7. cAdvisor
  8. Cloud Commander
  9. DDClient
  10. Deezloaderremix
  11. Deluge
  12. DelugeVPN
  13. Duplicati
  14. EmbyStats
  15. FlexGet
  16. Gazee
  17. Gitea
  18. Handbrake
  19. Headphones
  20. Heimdall
  21. HomeAssistant
  22. HTPCManager
  23. JDownloader2
  24. jd2-openvpn
  25. Kitana
  26. Logarr
  27. MakeMKV
  28. MariaDB
  29. McMyadmin
  30. MEDUSA
  31. Mellow
  32. Monitorr
  33. Muximux
  34. Mylar
  35. NextCloud
  36. NowShowing
  37. NZBHydra2
  38. NZBThrottle
  39. Organizr
  40. pyLoad
  41. Radarr4k
  42. Resilio
  43. rflood-openvpn
  44. rutorrent-openvpn
  45. ShareSite
  46. Shoko Anime Server
  47. SpeedTest
  48. SyncLounge
  49. Syncthing
  50. The Lounge
  51. Transmission
  52. Trakt.or
  53. Ubooquity
  54. x TeVe
  55. Zammad

Misc Info & Articles

  1. Change Server Time
  2. Fail2Ban
  3. Custom Containers
  1. Scripting Area
    1. Auto Upload for Sonarr and Lidarr
    2. Auto Delete Log
    3. Plex Plugin DB Backup
    4. Plex fast BACKUP
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