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Install, configure, and migrate Sonarr on Ubuntu 16.04

  • sudo apt-get install libmono-cil-dev
  • sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys FDA5DFFC
  • echo “deb master main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sonarr.list
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install nzbdrone
  • mono –debug /opt/NzbDrone/NzbDrone.exe
  • Stop sonarr
  • Copy the backup files over, extract them
  • The configuration is stored in the home directory of the user that installed it, or that it will be running as
    • For now its in tbrz ~/.config/nzbdrone
    • Delete the config and db files
    • Mv the ones that were in the backup zip
    • Start sonarr with the command above
    • Update paths and sabnzbd api key if needed
  • Moving from windows you need to manually redo each path for tv shows
  • Configure auto start


Description=Sonarr Daemon





ExecStart=/usr/bin/mono –debug /opt/NzbDrone/NzbDrone.exe





  • systemctl enable sonarr.service
  • sudo systemctl start sonarr
  • systemctl daemon-reload
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