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The team brings you another container release featuring:

  • regular and timely application updates
  • easy user mappings (PGID, PUID)
  • custom base image with s6 overlay
  • weekly base OS updates with common layers across the entire ecosystem to minimise space usage, down time and bandwidth
  • regular security updates

Find us at:

  • Blog - all the things you can do with our containers including How-To guides, opinions and much more!
  • Discord - realtime support / chat with the community and the team.
  • Discourse - post on our community forum.
  • Fleet - an online web interface which displays all of our maintained images.
  • GitHub - view the source for all of our repositories.
  • Open Collective - please consider helping us by either donating or contributing to our budget

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Sabnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything we can. All you have to do is add an .nzb. SABnzbd takes over from there, where it will be automatically downloaded, verified, repaired, extracted and filed away with zero human interaction.


Supported Architectures

We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture Available Tag
x86-64 amd64-<version tag>
arm64 arm64v8-<version tag>
armhf arm32v7-<version tag>

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. Please read the descriptions carefully and exercise caution when using unstable or development tags.

Tag Available Description
latest Stable SABnzbd releases
unstable Pre-releases from the develop branch
nightly Latest commits from the develop branch

Application Setup

Initial setup is done from the http port.

See the SABnzbd wiki for more information.


nzb-notify is included with this image as a convenience script. To use it set the Scripts folder in the Folder settings to /app/nzbnotify and then configure it under Notifications. See nzb-notify for more information.

Download folders

In Sabnzbd gui settings, under Folders, make sure to set the Completed Download Folder as /downloads and the Temporary Download Folder as /incomplete-downloads

We have set /incomplete-downloads and /downloads as optional paths, this is because it is the easiest way to get started. While easy to use, it has some drawbacks. Mainly losing the ability to hardlink (TL;DR a way for a file to exist in multiple places on the same file system while only consuming one file worth of space), or atomic move (TL;DR instant file moves, rather than copy+delete) files while processing content.

Use the optional paths if you dont understand, or dont want hardlinks/atomic moves.

The folks over at wrote a good write-up on how to get started with this.


Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container.

version: "2.1"
    container_name: sabnzbd
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - /path/to/data:/config
      - /path/to/downloads:/downloads #optional
      - /path/to/incomplete/downloads:/incomplete-downloads #optional
      - 8080:8080
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=sabnzbd \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -v /path/to/data:/config \
  -v /path/to/downloads:/downloads `#optional` \
  -v /path/to/incomplete/downloads:/incomplete-downloads `#optional` \
  --restart unless-stopped \


Container images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Parameter Function
-p 8080 HTTP port for the WebUI.
-e PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
-e PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
-e TZ=Europe/London Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London.
-v /config Local path for sabnzbd config files.
-v /downloads Local path for finished downloads.
-v /incomplete-downloads Local path for incomplete-downloads.

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it sabnzbd /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f sabnzbd
  • container version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' sabnzbd
  • image version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}'

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (ie. nextcloud, plex), we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Compose

  • Update all images: docker-compose pull
    • or update a single image: docker-compose pull sabnzbd
  • Let compose update all containers as necessary: docker-compose up -d
    • or update a single container: docker-compose up -d sabnzbd
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image: docker pull
  • Stop the running container: docker stop sabnzbd
  • Delete the container: docker rm sabnzbd
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker run parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Watchtower auto-updater (only use if you don't remember the original parameters)

  • Pull the latest image at its tag and replace it with the same env variables in one run:

    docker run --rm \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    containrrr/watchtower \
    --run-once sabnzbd
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Note: We do not endorse the use of Watchtower as a solution to automated updates of existing Docker containers. In fact we generally discourage automated updates. However, this is a useful tool for one-time manual updates of containers where you have forgotten the original parameters. In the long term, we highly recommend using Docker Compose.

Image Update Notifications - Diun (Docker Image Update Notifier)

  • We recommend Diun for update notifications. Other tools that automatically update containers unattended are not recommended or supported.

Building locally

If you want to make local modifications to these images for development purposes or just to customize the logic:

git clone
cd docker-sabnzbd
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t .

The ARM variants can be built on x86_64 hardware using multiarch/qemu-user-static

docker run --rm --privileged multiarch/qemu-user-static:register --reset

Once registered you can define the dockerfile to use with -f Dockerfile.aarch64.


  • 31.08.22: - Add nightly tag.
  • 10.03.22: - Add nzb-notify.
  • 22.02.22: - Rebase master branch to Alpine, build unrar from source, deprecate Alpine branch.
  • 25.01.22: - Rebase Unstable branch to Alpine.
  • 13.01.22: - Add alpine branch
  • 08.08.21: - Bump to focal, dont enforce binding to ipv4 port 8080
  • 24.07.21: - Add python3-setuptools.
  • 14.05.21: - Use wheel index for pip packages.
  • 12.02.21: - Clean up rust/cargo and pip cache.
  • 17.08.20: - Run from source with python3 instead of ppa, remove python2 completely, symlink python to python3.
  • 02.01.20: - Add python3 on top of python2 to image during transition.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 25.02.19: - Rebase to Bionic, add python deps for scripts.
  • 26.01.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch.
  • 13.12.17: - Fix continuation lines.
  • 12.07.17: - Add inspect commands to README, move to jenkins build and push.
  • 10.04.17: - Bump to 2.0 Release.
  • 25.02.17: - Switch to nobetas repo for master/latest branch and add unstable branch.
  • 08.02.17: - Add pythonioenconding=utf8 as env.
  • 15.09.16: - Compile par2 multicore as per latest info sabnzbd git readme.
  • 11.09.16: - Bump to release of 1.10.
  • 09.09.16: - Rebase back to xenial, issues with alpine version of python and 1.10 branch of sab.
  • 28.08.16: - Rebase to alpine, using git version of sab.
  • 17.03.16: - Bump to install 1.0 final at startup.
  • 14.03.16: - Refresh image to pick up latest RC.
  • 23.01.15: - Refresh image.
  • 14.12.15: - Refresh image to pick up latest beta.
  • 21.08.15: - Initial Release.