Rarrnomore – prevent automatic grabs of rar’d scene releases

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for you deleting any torrents. Please test your setup before running it unmonitored. You need to set your torrent clients in Radarr and Sonarr to start new torrents in the paused state.


  • Radarr has only been tested briefly
  • currently, only qBittorrent is supported


  • search Sample folder and exclude it from leeching/seeding
  • support for Transmission
  • some unit tests
  • (optional) other file types can be added to the exclusion list

This application works by monitoring Radarr and Sonarr Grab requests through web hooks that you need to set up. Once it receives a notification, it instantly connects to your torrent client, finds the torrent that was just added and checks its contents. If it finds a .rar or partial rar (.r01) file, it sends a request to your servarr application to delete this item from the queue and blocklist that torrent. If no rar is found, it sends a request to your torrent client to resume the torrent, starting the download.


Currently, the code is only published as a docker image to DockerHub. If you cannot use Docker, you’re out of luck for now.

Setting up Docker

  • map /config from within the container to a host folder of your choice
  • within that host folder, put a copy of application.yml from this repository
  • adjust said copy with your own info like API keys and your preferred port
  • forward the port you’ve chosen from your container to the host system

Important: The clients.torrent.name property needs to exactly match the name you gave your client in Sonarr/Radarr, this is validated against web hook requests at runtime.

A docker run command may look like this:

docker run
-e HOST_CONTAINERNAME="rarrnomore"
-p 8978:8978
-v '/mnt/user/appdata/rarrnomore/config':'/config':'rw' 'schaka/rarrnomore'

Setting up Unraid

  • Go to Docker, click “Add Container” at the bottom
  • enter image name ‘schaka/rarrnomore’
  • Click “Add another Path, Port, Variable, Label or Device”, choose Path
  • map Container Path /config to host path /mnt/user/appdata/rarrnomore/config
  • map Container Port 8978 to host port 8978

It should look like this:


Configuring your web hook

  • open Sonarr/Radarr, go to Settings => Connect
  • click ‘+’, choose Webhook, choose a name
  • only enable Notification trigger ‘Grab’
  • enter http://rarrnomore:8978/hook/sonarr, where IP and port need to match your Docker container
  • replace sonarr with radarr if applicable
  • choose method POST, save the settings

It should look like this:



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