so sab is putting all completed downloads for sonarr into the
z:\usenet shows folder, which is where all your shows are correct?
so all it takes is for one download to contain a folder with the same name as one of your shows and when sab cleans up it deletes all the files for that show. its something you never want to happen, so you make sure it cant by moving that completed download folder outside of the sonarr root folder. especially as sonarr is going to move the file into the correct location anyway.
do you have a reason to keep the temporary download files on the
c: drive and have sab move them to the
z: drive when complete?
ie could you set your temporary download folder to
if you could then it would be better as then the data wouldnt need to move from
z, but its not absolutely necessary.
if you can, then start here
- create a
- in sab, on the folders tab, set your temporary download folder to
- do the next bit as well
if you cant, then start here
- create a
- in sab, on the folders tab, set your completed download folder to
- in sab change the folder/path for the
tv category from
z:\usenet shows to
tv - this will mean sab will move completed (tv category) downloads to
z:\downloads\sabnzbd\ready\tv for sonarr to pick up from there.
you can do the other categories the same way as well, as radarr does basically the same thing as sonarr and will move the files to the correct location, although with radarr i just set a single category of
movies with a path of
movies (so sab puts them in
z:\downloads\sabnzbd\ready\movies) and set the root folder for each movie when i add them and radarr moves them there once theyre downloaded. theres no real reason for sab to know there are multiple types of movies if radarr is whats doing the moving…
manual category would be slightly different, nothing is going to touch that category so any files would stay in the
z:\downloads\sabnzbd\ready\manual folder until you moved them to where they should be, but i would think thats a bit more normal than having all your manual downloads going into your movies folder (unless you never manually download a tv show?). its also handy because you can get sonar or radarr to manually import from that manual folder when you need them to