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Welcome to the autobrr installation walkthrough! Follow these steps and we will have you up and running in no time.

Follow instructions below for recommended setup on a regular Linux server. Additionally see our installation instructions for Docker and Windows .

Seedbox solutions

sudo box install autobrr

Swizzin documentation:

Regular installation


Download the latest release, or download the source code and build it yourself using make build.

wget $(curl -s | grep download | grep linux_x86_64 | cut -d\" -f4)


sudo tar -C /usr/local/bin -xzf autobrr*.tar.gz

This will extract both autobrr and autobrrctl to /usr/local/bin.


If you do not have root, or are on a shared system, place the binaries somewhere in your home directory like ~/.bin or use our installers for shared seedboxes.


Create the config dir

mkdir -p ~/.config/autobrr

Manually configure autobrr (optional)

You can either let autobrr create the config itself at startup, or create one manually. For more information, please visit configuring autobrr which covers creating a user manually, configuring the default port, setting the desired log level, etc.

On Linux-based systems, it is recommended to run autobrr as a service with auto-restarting capabilities, in order to account for potential downtime. The most common way is to do it via systemd.

You will need to create a service file in /etc/systemd/system/ called autobrr@.service. The @ is important.

touch /etc/systemd/system/autobrr@.service

Then place the following content inside the file (e.g. via nano/vim/ed):

Description=autobrr service for %i

ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/autobrr --config=/home/%i/.config/autobrr/


The %i will automatically be replaced with your user when you call systemctl enable with @USERNAME like below.

Start the service. Enable will make it startup on reboot. Replace USERNAME with your username.

sudo systemctl enable --now autobrr@USERNAME.service

Make sure it's running and active

sudo systemctl status autobrr@USERNAME.service

Listen address


By default autobrr listens on which is the recommended way when running a reverse proxy, but if you want to expose it to the internet/network then you must change the host in the ~/.config/autobrr/config.toml from to

Save the changes and restart autobrr with sudo systemctl restart autobrr@USERNAME.service.

It's recommended to run it behind a reverse proxy like Caddy (very simple) or nginx (moderately simple) in order to get TLS, more robust authentication mechanisms and other similar benefits.

Please see the Reverse proxy section for reverse proxy configuration examples.

Finishing up

Now that autobrr is up and running, you should be able to visit the your web UI at http://YOUR_IP:7474 or and proceed with your registration/login.

Version Updates

To upgrade Autobrr to the latest version first stop the service (if you have configured it):

sudo systemctl stop autobrr@USERNAME.service

Download the latest release:

wget $(curl -s | grep download | grep linux_x86_64 | cut -d\" -f4)

And finally unpack the release:

sudo tar -C /usr/local/bin -xzf autobrr*.tar.gz

This will overwrite both autobrr and autobrrctl in /usr/local/bin.