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qBittorrent Docker image based on Alpine Linux.
If you are interested, check out my other Docker images!

💡 Want to be notified of new releases? Check out 🔔 Diun (Docker Image Update Notifier) project!


Features

Build locally

git clone https://github.com/crazy-max/docker-qbittorrent.git
cd docker-qbittorrent

# Build image and output to docker (default)
docker buildx bake

# Build multi-platform image
docker buildx bake image-all

Image

Registry Image
Docker Hub crazymax/qbittorrent
GitHub Container Registry ghcr.io/crazy-max/qbittorrent

Following platforms for this image are available:

$ docker run --rm mplatform/mquery crazymax/qbittorrent:latest
Image: crazymax/qbittorrent:latest
 * Manifest List: Yes
 * Supported platforms:
   - linux/amd64
   - linux/arm/v6
   - linux/arm/v7
   - linux/arm64

Environment variables

  • TZ: Timezone assigned to the container (default UTC)
  • PUID: qBittorrent user id (default 1000)
  • PGID: qBittorrent group id (default 1000)
  • WAN_IP: Public IP address reported to the tracker (default auto resolved with dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com)
  • WEBUI_PORT: WebUI port to be used (default 8080)
  • ALT_WEBUI: Enable alternative WebUI located in /data/webui (default false)

Volumes

  • /data: qBittorrent config, downloads, temp, torrents, watch, webui...

⚠️ Note that the volumes should be owned by the user/group with the specified PUID and PGID. If you don't give the volume correct permissions, the container may not start.

Ports

  • 6881: DHT port
  • 8080: qBittorrent HTTP port

Usage

Docker Compose

Docker compose is the recommended way to run this image. You can use the following docker compose template, then run the container:

$ docker-compose up -d
$ docker-compose logs -f

Command line

You can also use the following minimal command:

$ docker run -d --name qbittorrent \
  --ulimit nproc=65535 \
  --ulimit nofile=32000:40000 \
  -p 6881:6881/tcp \
  -p 6881:6881/udp \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -v $(pwd)/data:/data \
  crazymax/qbittorrent:latest

Upgrade

Recreate the container whenever I push an update:

docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d

Notes

qBittorrent Web API

qBittorrent Web API can be used within this image using curl.

$ docker-compose exec qbittorrent curl --fail http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/v2/app/version
v4.1.8

Change username and password

You can change the default username admin and password adminadmin through the API or WebUI.

docker-compose exec qbittorrent curl --fail -X POST \
  -d 'json={"web_ui_username":"myuser","web_ui_password":"mypassword"}' \
  http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/v2/app/setPreferences

Watch torrents

You can configure the monitored folders on the qBittorrent interface:

Or through the API:

docker-compose exec qbittorrent curl --fail -X POST \
  -d 'json={"scan_dirs":{"/data/watch": 1}}' \
  http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/v2/app/setPreferences

Contributing

Want to contribute? Awesome! The most basic way to show your support is to star the project, or to raise issues. You can also support this project by becoming a sponsor on GitHub or by making a Paypal donation to ensure this journey continues indefinitely!

Thanks again for your support, it is much appreciated! 🙏

License

MIT. See LICENSE for more details.