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This is not a complete recipe - it's a component of the AutoPirate "uber-recipe", but has been split into its own page to reduce complexity.


NZBHydra is a meta search for NZB indexers. It provides easy access to a number of raw and newznab based indexers. You can search all your indexers from one place and use it as indexer source for tools like Sonarr or CouchPotato. Features include:

  • Search by IMDB, TMDB, TVDB, TVRage and TVMaze ID (including season and episode) and filter by age and size. If an ID is not supported by an indexer it is attempted to be converted (e.g. TMDB to IMDB)
  • Query generation, meaning when you search for a movie using e.g. an IMDB ID a query will be generated for raw indexers. Searching for a series season 1 episode 2 will also generate queries for raw indexers, like s01e02 and 1x02
  • Grouping of results with the same title and of duplicate results, accounting for result posting time, size, group and poster. By default only one of the duplicates is shown. You can provide an indexer score to influence which one that might be
  • Compatible with Sonarr, CP, NZB 360, SickBeard, Mylar and Lazy Librarian (and others)
  • Statistics on indexers (average response time, share of results, access errors), searches and downloads per time of day and day of week, NZB download history and search history (both via internal GUI and API)

NZBHydra Screenshot

Inclusion into AutoPirate

To include NZBHydra in your AutoPirate stack, include the following in your autopirate.yml stack definition file:

  image: linuxserver/hydra:latest
  env_file : /var/data/config/autopirate/nzbhydra.env
   - /var/data/autopirate/nzbhydra:/config
  - internal

  image: a5huynh/oauth2_proxy
  env_file : /var/data/config/autopirate/nzbhydra.env
    - internal
    - traefik_public
      - traefik.port=4180
    - /var/data/config/autopirate/authenticated-emails.txt:/authenticated-emails.txt
  command: |


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Chef's Notes 📓

  1. In many cases, tools will integrate with each other. I.e., Radarr needs to talk to SABnzbd and NZBHydra, Ombi needs to talk to Radarr, etc. Since each tool runs within the stack under its own name, just refer to each tool by name (i.e. "radarr"), and docker swarm will resolve the name to the appropriate container. You can identify the tool-specific port by looking at the docker-compose service definition.

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    Last update: June 8, 2020