How to Install RTorrent and ruTorrent in OMV and Docker

How to Install rTorrent and ruTorrent in OMV and Docker

In diy, OpenMediaVault, Tutorials, Video by dbtech

In this post we’ll look at How to Install rTorrent and ruTorrent in OMV and Docker.

ruTorrent is a front-end for the popular Bittorrent client rtorrent.

Setting this up will only take a couple of minutes and is pretty straightforward.


Open Portainer and create a new Stack. Paste this into the new Stack:

version: "2.1"
    image: diameter/rtorrent-rutorrent:latest
    container_name: rtorrent-rutorrent
      - /srv/dev-disk-by-label-Files/Config/RuTorrent:/config
      - /srv/dev-disk-by-label-Files/Torrents:/downloads
      - 8280:80
      - 49160:49160/udp
      - 49161:49161
    restart: unless-stopped

You can change the 8280 in ports to something else if you’d like. Just make sure that there is nothing else on the port you want to use.

You’ll also need to change the volumes to fit your server’s setup.

Once you have everything configured, press the “Deploy the Stack” button and give it a moment to download everything and set it up.

Using rTorrent

Once everything has deployed, you can go to http://your-server-address:8280 and access your new torrent client on your server.

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