I have a seedbox and a local machine with the sonarr installation, and I sync between the two using an lftp script, Completed Download Handling and remote path mappings. This means that when the file reaches my local machine, it’s not being watched at all by my download client – it’s still seeding a copy of the file in its own directory. Thus, the local file can be moved at will without any consequence to the Download Client.
Because of this, what I’d love sonarr to do is to simply move the file to its destination, rather than using copy or a hard link. Currently the only way it’ll actually “move” the file is if I delete it from the Download Client, which isn’t advisable because I’d like to continue seeding. Add this with the fact that my file system doesn’t support hard linking and the only option I’m left with is copying the file, which takes a long time and eats up valuable HDD space. Obviously this isn’t ideal.
So, is this a feature you could add? I doubt this would be a complex addition.