Sonarr and Sabnzb trouble Import fail

Hi everybody, newbie on Dockers but what i have seen so far o love it.
Running Sonarr and Sabnzb on a Raspberry Pi working great, now i wanna do one with dockers , because i can:) (I thought)

sudo docker create \

-e PUID=1001
-e PGID=1001
-e TZ=Europe/London
-e TZ=Europe/London
-p 8080:8080
-p 9090:9090
-v /mnt/cache/appdata/sabnzbd:/config
-v /mnt/cache/appdata/Downloads/complete:/downloads
-v /mnt/cache/appdata/Downloads/incomplete:/incomplete-downloads
–restart unless-stopped

sudo docker create \

-e PUID=1001
-e PGID=1001
-e TZ=Europe/London
-p 8989:8989
-v /mnt/cache/appdata/sonarr:/config
-v /media/networkshare/public:/tv
-v /mnt/cache/appdata/Downloads/complete:/downloads
–restart unless-stopped

Been Googling like crazy and this is my setup just now, but i still get :
Import failed, path does not exist or is not accessible by Sonarr

I get that Dockers is like separate computers , but i would like to think i mapped to same folder.
The files i downloaded

I would like to understand what im doing wrong

Volume mapping looks correct, so is the PUID set.

The issue might have to do with the location sonarr is trying to move the media to.

Check the permissions on /media/networkshare/public to make sure it is owned by PUID 1001 and/or user 1001 has write access to it

Thx for quick response!!

// /media/networkshare/public cifs username=,password=***,rw,iocharset=utf8,vers=1.0,file_mode=0777 0 0

this is from fstab

drwxrwxrwx 8 root root 0 Feb 21 16:11 /media/networkshare/public/

Try docker exec -it sonarr ls -al /tv
If that all looks good, then I don’t know.
I’m not entirely sure about how smb mount points are handled in sonarr or docker when it comes to users really. I use nfs mounts for media, but the user owner is the same on both servers

pi@raspberrypi:/ $ sudo docker exec -it sonarr ls -al /tv
total 4
drwxrwxrwx 8 root root 0 Feb 21 16:11 .
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4096 Mar 2 16:27 …
drwxrwxrwx 4 1026 users 0 Jan 24 13:28 Barnfilm
drwxrwxrwx 667 1026 users 0 Mar 1 06:24 FILM
drwxrwxrwx 134 1026 users 0 Mar 2 19:36 NYTV
drwxrwxrwx 72 1026 users 0 Feb 21 18:28 OLDTV
drwxrwxrwx 3 1026 users 0 Feb 21 17:42 Test

When i try to “manualy” move the file, Sonarr cant see the file, so i still feel that Sonarr does not have the right permission in the Sabnzb docker.
I tried to move the endlocation to the raspberry did not help.
I want to understand:)!!!

When i check in Sabnzb , looking att the file i downloaded its located:
Hmmmm, going Crazy…:slight_smile:

in sab, you need to set the download location to /downloads not Downloads, pay attention to two things there: difference in uppercase/lowercase and absolute vs relative path


You have very similarly named paths and you are confusing yourself.

Go to your sab webgui, click on config, then Folders. Then read my last post above


Now i have changed it

Thx m8 for trying to help, i agree that the naming is confusing.

you forgot the / in the beginning. That’s needed for absolute path. Without it, sab just creates a folder with that name in its home (config) folder

so set that to /downloads/complete

OMG!!! Thx m8
It was the /downloads/complete,
Its confusing , for a newbie
But finally it works