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To install in Unraid, the easiest setup will be to use the Community Applications app (Apps section in the Unraid WebUI). Go to the Apps tab and search for cross-seed. We have an OFFICIAL Community App container now, which is under "ambipro's Repository". Click on the "Install" button. This will take you to the template configuration.



cross-seed, by default, will stop the container if a configuration option is suspected to be bad or transient network failures occur during startup validation (such as failing to connect to the torrent client or Torznab endpoints).

Once you have verified your settings and config.js are correct (after your initial configuration) and are only encountering errors intermittently, you can utilize the Extra Parameters section of the Advanced Settings in the container template to automatically restart the container. Add --restart unless-stopped to Extra Parameters, as seen in the screenshot.


Volume Mappings

Cross-seed needs to access 3 directories: an input directory with torrent files, an output directory for cross-seed to save new torrent files (when using action: 'save',), and a config directory.

Config TypeNameContainerHostAccess Mode
PathtorrentDir/torrents/path/to/torrent/client/session/dirRead Only
Path (Optional)dataDir/torrent/client/path/to/torrent/data/path/to/torrent/client/dataRead/Write

The "dataDir" path is used only for data-based searching. If you wish to add this, you will need to edit the path for dataDir.

The container path for cross-seed will need to be the same as how your torrent client's container path is configured.

Port Mappings

cross-seed can listen for an HTTP request from when a torrent finishes downloading or you receive an announce.


If you don't need to use these features from outside of Docker, then you can skip this step.

Config TypeNameContainer PortHost PortConnection Type


Below is a screenshot of what your Docker container configuration might look like. Now, you can try starting the Docker container and editing the resulting configuration file in the next step.



In the top right if you enable "Advanced View" it will reveal the Post Argument field, this can be changed from daemon to search (for example) to run the search command.

You can start the container to create the config file path.

Configuration File

After the container has been created, we need to generate and set up your configuration file.

This file will be automatically generated when the container is ran for the first time.


If for whatever reason this file is not generated, it may be due to permissions. Double-check that your appdata/config folder has the proper permissions for user:group 99:100

From here, you can edit the configuration options to your liking through your preferred text editor (nano, vim, etc).

Start your container and check the logs. You should see something along the lines of:

Configuration file already exists.
info: Validating your configuration...
info: Your configuration is valid!
info: [server] Server is running on port 2468, ^C to stop.


cross-seed runs in Daemon mode by default on Unraid.

If you would like to schedule a periodic scan of your library, use the searchCadence option.

If you would like to set up RSS scans, use the rssCadence option.

If you would like to automatically check for cross-seeds when a download finishes, learn how to set up with automatic searches.