How To Install Lidarr Docker On A Raspberry Pi 4 – Episode 18

25, Apr 2021 | Raspberry Pi 4 Series | 0 comments

Today we will be installing Lidarr docker on a Raspberry Pi 4 and configuring it to work with NZBGet and Usenet. This is episode 18 in our Raspberry Pi series. If you have not followed our previous episodes we recommend you do so before attempting to follow any of our episodes. Each tutorial follows on from a custom setup and you may miss some prerequisites.

Having said that we will list out the prerequisites below. so you can attempt to complete today’s tutorial without watching our previous episodes.


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What is Lidarr?.

Lidarr is a Music collection indexer that can monitor, organize, restructure and update a Music collection based on Artist and Album data. It works with NZBget and Usenet and supports full automation downloads from private Usenet servers.

Lidarr also supports Torrents. We won’t be covering them today but it is possible to integrate your trackers and download clients into the Lidarr interface.

How to install Lidarr Docker on Raspberry Pi 4.

Step 1 – Create the folders needed for the Lidarr Docker container.

Open up a terminal or Putty application.

Connect to your Raspberry Pi via SSH (secure shell).


Navigate to your “Appdata” folder or the place where you store all your containers persistent configuration data.


Create a folder called “lidarr“.

mkdir lidarr

Navigate into the “lidarr” folder.

cd lidarr

Create the “config” folder where all the lidarr configuration data will reside.

mkdir config

Now navigate into the “config” folder.

cd config

From here you will need to get your “absolute path” for your “config” folder.


Copy the output of the pwd command and paste it into a text file. You will need this in Step 2.

The next folder that is needed is a “downloads” folder. If you have followed our previous episodes you should already have this folder set up. If not create one and make sure it resided on an external USB drive with enough storage capacity to fit your download needs.

The Downloads folder is used for Lidarr to process the raw data it gets from Usenet. It will unpack, verify, repair, rename the data here before moving it to your “music” folder which you will create below. Once it moves the data it will delete the files automatically from the root folders of the “downloads” folder freeing up space.

Now navigate into the “downloads” folder and you will need to get the absolute path.


Copy the output of the pwd command and paste it into a text file. You will need this in Step 2.

The final folder you will need is the “music” folder. This is the final resting place for all music files downloaded and processed by Lidarr.

We will place this folder within our “downloads” folder to keep it simple. While still in the downloads folder.

Create a “music” folder.

mkdir music

Navigate into the “music“.

cd music

To get the absolute path.


Copy the output of the pwd command and paste it into a text file. You will need this in Step 2.

Step 2 – Create the Lidarr Container Using Portainer and a Stack.

Navigate to your Portainer dashboard and log in.

From the left hand menu click on “Stacks“.

Now in the Stacks dashboard click on “Add a stack“.

In the “Name” field enter “lidarr

Now Copy and paste the following docker-compose data into the “Web editor” field. Be sure to change all the file paths to the absolute paths you saved to a text file in the previous step.

You will also need to change the “TZ“, “PUID” and “PGID” fields to match your setup. You can find these by following our video guide above.

Lidarr Docker Compose Stack

version: "2.1"
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/lidarr
    container_name: lidarr
      - PUID=1001
      - PGID=100
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - /PATH/TO/FOLDER/Appdata/lidarr/config:/config
      - /PATH/TO/FOLDER/Downloads/media/music:/music
      - /PATH/TO/FOLDER/Downloads:/downloads
      - 8686:8686
    restart: unless-stopped

Once you have completed that you are ready to click “Deploy the stack“.

If you navigate to “Containers” in the left menu

You should now see your “lidarr” container in the list.

Give the container a few minutes to fully start up then you can connect to the Lidarr dashboard.


You should now be ready to configure Lidarr.

If you would like to know how to configure Lidarr to work with NZBGet. Please follow our Youtube video for this episode.

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