The Synology ships with a Download Station but it's not remotely as advanced as SABnzbd. What I mostly miss is automatic par & unpacking of it's downloads. Here's how to fix that.
This article assumes you're somewhat skilled in Linux. By applying these suggestions you could seriously mess up your Disk Station.
I'm doing this on a DS411j running DSM 3.0. Your mileage may vary.
Maybe you don't want SABnzbd after all
In a later article I demonstrate how much higher downloads speeds can be achieved by synology's own
nzbget, and a way that you can still have automatic par & unpacking of it's downloads. I
First of All
- Turn off the Download Station (Config screen)
- Turn on SSH acccess (Terminal)
- Login as root (same password as admin) via SSH and type:
- install ipkg, which is like your Synology's secret AppStore.
Install SABnzbd & the Family
If you paste the following it installs SABnzbd as root. There are some serious risks involved with that so you may want to change it to someone with less permissions.
ipkg install bzip2 par2cmdline unrar unzip zlib git ipkg install py26-cheetah py26-openssl python26 install sabnzbdplus cd /opt/local [ -d sickbeard/.git ] || git clone git://github.com/midgetspy/Sick-Beard.git sickbeard cd sickbeard git pull cd /opt/local [ -d couchpotato/.git ] || git clone git://github.com/RuudBurger/CouchPotato.git couchpotato cd couchpotato git pull
Most can be done via the webinterfaces, except for the standard port of CouchPotato, which conflicts with the Synology interface (
Open the file
/opt/local/couchpotato/config.ini, look for the
[global] header and change the
port key to:
[global] port = 9300
Create a startup file:
$ cat << EOT > /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/S99SABnzbd.sh #!/usr/bin/env sh if [ "start" = "\$1" ]; then /opt/bin/python2.6 /opt/share/SABnzbd/SABnzbd.py -f /root/.sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini -s 0.0.0.0:9200 -d /opt/bin/python2.6 /opt/local/couchpotato/CouchPotato.py --config=/opt/local/couchpotato/config.ini --datadir=/volume1 -d /opt/bin/python2.6 /opt/local/sickbeard/SickBeard.py --quiet --port 9400 --config /opt/local/sickbeard/config.ini --datadir=/volume1 --daemon elif [ "stop" = "\$1" ]; then /usr/bin/killall -9 python2.6 elif [ "restart" = "\$1" ]; then \$0 stop \$0 start elif [ "" = "\$1" ]; then echo "Start, stop or restart service? Use a parameter..." fi EOT
Make it executable:
$ chmod a+x /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/S99SABnzbd.sh
And run it:
$ /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/S99SABnzbd.sh start
- https://your_nas_ip:9200/ for SABnzbd
- https://your_nas_ip:9300/ for CouchPotate
- https://your_nas_ip:9400/ for Sickbeard
Next time your Synology boots, SABnzbd and it's family will boot as well.