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Incorrect or missing information? How to make a portable installation

Only for Windows

Portable means that you can:

  • Have an installation on an external medium (USB-harddisk).
  • You can plug in to any PC as is.
  • You don't need to install anything on the PC.
  • You don't need to change the setup.

All you need to do is:

  • Create a folder for SABnzbd to put its data.
  • Make sure that all directories are relative paths starting from the directory where the INI file is.
  • Tell SABnzbd where the INI file is, using the -f parameter. If left empty, the default location will be used on each system.
  • Use, localhost or as the web server address.
  • Choose a port number that is free on all systems (8080 or 8088 is good choice)

NOTE The easiest way is to use the portable.cmd script included with SABnzbd:

portable.cmd -s -f path/to/sabnzbd.ini

You replace 8080 with a correct port number for the particular PC.
The -s parameter is just a one time requirement.

You may encounter software firewalls which you will have to teach about SABnzbd.
SABnzbd has two types of Internet access: port 119 or 563 for communicating with the Usenet server and port 8080 (or whatever else you choose) to communicate with the web browser.