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The LinuxServer.io team brings you another container release featuring:

  • regular and timely application updates
  • easy user mappings (PGID, PUID)
  • custom base image with s6 overlay
  • weekly base OS updates with common layers across the entire LinuxServer.io ecosystem to minimise space usage, down time and bandwidth
  • regular security updates

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linuxserver/qbittorrent

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The Qbittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

qbittorrent

Supported Architectures

We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

ArchitectureAvailableTag
x86-64amd64-<version tag>
arm64arm64v8-<version tag>
armhfarm32v7-<version tag>

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. Please read the descriptions carefully and exercise caution when using unstable or development tags.

TagAvailableDescription
latestStable qbittorrent releases

Application Setup

The webui is at <your-ip>:8080 and the default username/password is admin/adminadmin.

Change username/password via the webui in the webui section of settings.

WEBUI_PORT variable

Due to issues with CSRF and port mapping, should you require to alter the port for the webui you need to change both sides of the -p 8080 switch AND set the WEBUI_PORT variable to the new port.

For example, to set the port to 8090 you need to set -p 8090:8090 and -e WEBUI_PORT=8090

This should alleviate the "white screen" issue.

If you have no webui , check the file /config/qBittorrent/qBittorrent.conf

edit or add the following lines

WebUI\Address=*

WebUI\ServerDomains=*

If you are running a very old (3.x) kernel you may run into this issue which can be worked around using this method

Usage

Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container.

docker-compose (recommended, click here for more info)

---
version: "2.1"
services:
  qbittorrent:
    image: lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest
    container_name: qbittorrent
    environment:
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - WEBUI_PORT=8080
    volumes:
      - /path/to/appdata/config:/config
      - /path/to/downloads:/downloads
    ports:
      - 8080:8080
      - 6881:6881
      - 6881:6881/udp
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=qbittorrent \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -e WEBUI_PORT=8080 \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -p 6881:6881 \
  -p 6881:6881/udp \
  -v /path/to/appdata/config:/config \
  -v /path/to/downloads:/downloads \
  --restart unless-stopped \
  lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest

Parameters

Container images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

ParameterFunction
-p 8080WebUI
-p 6881tcp connection port
-p 6881/udpudp connection port
-e PUID=1000for UserID - see below for explanation
-e PGID=1000for GroupID - see below for explanation
-e TZ=Europe/LondonSpecify a timezone to use EG Europe/London
-e WEBUI_PORT=8080for changing the port of the webui, see below for explanation
-v /configContains all relevant configuration files.
-v /downloadsLocation of downloads on disk.

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it qbittorrent /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f qbittorrent
  • container version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' qbittorrent
  • image version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (ie. nextcloud, plex), we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Compose

  • Update all images: docker-compose pull
    • or update a single image: docker-compose pull qbittorrent
  • Let compose update all containers as necessary: docker-compose up -d
    • or update a single container: docker-compose up -d qbittorrent
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image: docker pull lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest
  • Stop the running container: docker stop qbittorrent
  • Delete the container: docker rm qbittorrent
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker run parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Watchtower auto-updater (only use if you don't remember the original parameters)

  • Pull the latest image at its tag and replace it with the same env variables in one run:

    docker run --rm \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    containrrr/watchtower \
    --run-once qbittorrent
    
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Note: We do not endorse the use of Watchtower as a solution to automated updates of existing Docker containers. In fact we generally discourage automated updates. However, this is a useful tool for one-time manual updates of containers where you have forgotten the original parameters. In the long term, we highly recommend using Docker Compose.

Image Update Notifications - Diun (Docker Image Update Notifier)

  • We recommend Diun for update notifications. Other tools that automatically update containers unattended are not recommended or supported.

Building locally

If you want to make local modifications to these images for development purposes or just to customize the logic:

git clone https://github.com/linuxserver/docker-qbittorrent.git
cd docker-qbittorrent
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest .

The ARM variants can be built on x86_64 hardware using multiarch/qemu-user-static

docker run --rm --privileged multiarch/qemu-user-static:register --reset

Once registered you can define the dockerfile to use with -f Dockerfile.aarch64.

Versions

  • 02.03.22: - Add unrar, 7zip, and qbitorrent-cli.
  • 01.03.22: - Add python for search plugin support.
  • 23.02.22: - Rebase to Alpine Edge, install from Alpine repos.
  • 19.02.22: - Add jq to build-stage
  • 07.01.22: - Rebase to Alpine, build from source.
  • 06.01.22: - Deprecate unstable branch.
  • 10.02.21: - Rebase to focal.
  • 20.01.21: - Deprecate UMASK_SET in favor of UMASK in baseimage, see above for more information.
  • 12.11.20: - Stop creating /config/data directory on startup
  • 03.04.20: - Fix adding search engine plugin
  • 02.08.19: - Add qbitorrent-cli for processing scripts.
  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.
  • 14.01.19: - Rebase to Ubuntu, add multi arch and pipeline logic.
  • 25.09.18: - Use buildstage type build, bump qbitorrent to 4.1.3.
  • 14.08.18: - Rebase to alpine 3.8, bump libtorrent to 1.1.9 and qbitorrent to 4.1.2.
  • 08.06.18: - Bump qbitorrent to 4.1.1.
  • 26.04.18: - Bump libtorrent to 1.1.7.
  • 02.03.18: - Bump qbitorrent to 4.0.4 and libtorrent to 1.1.6.
  • 02.01.18: - Deprecate cpu_core routine lack of scaling.
  • 19.12.17: - Update to v4.0.3.
  • 09.02.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.7
  • 01.12.17: - Update to v4.0.2.
  • 27.11.17: - Update to v4 and use cpu_core routine to speed up builds.
  • 16.09.17: - Bump to 3.3.16, Add WEBUI_PORT variable and notes to README to allow changing port of webui.
  • 01.08.17: - Initial Release.
  • 12.02.18: - Initial Release.