Having tried a previous version of SABnzb a few years a go and found it unsuitable i stumbled across an article on lifehacker and thought it time to give it another look.
I am very, very glad i did; i just installed SABnzbd this evening and i thought it might be useful to post the very few sticking points i encountered when configuring SABnzbd from the perspective of someone completely unused to anything related to how the software looks or acts but very familiar with usenet, nzb, etc.
Before installing i read the whole manual.
using SABnzbd 0.6.9
on winxp sp3http://wiki.sabnzbd.org/configure-switches-v2
Switches - Post processing - Enable Quick Check
lack of clarity on what is going on
does quick check do an on the fly parity check using the downloaded par2
it implies that par2 is used but does not state itviewtopic.php?f=2&t=7403&p=49013&hilit=quickcheck&sid=d543a929ec9674689ae9d289613d6c33#p51603
this post explains it nicely and i suggest that the information in this sentance from the post is incorporated for clarity.
"Quick Check process using par2 checksums concurrently with the download process, and then if that fails do full par2 verification and repair after the download finishes."http://wiki.sabnzbd.org/configure-switches-v2
If there are any error in the files
If there are any errors in the files
when i added an nzb to download using the watched folder i had difficulty finding where to change the default processing action from +Delete to +Repair. i was obviously able to change it just for my test download in the gui but i wanted to change it for all new downloads.http://wiki.sabnzbd.org/configure-switches-v2
Configure Switches - Processing Switches
Default priority Specify the priority jobs that have no specific priority set.
Default post-processing Specify the job options for jobs that have no specific job-options set.
Default user script Default user-provided script for jobs that have no specific script set.
these parts no longer refer to anything in this part of the gui config
Config - Switcheshttps://localhost/sabnzbd/config/switches/
having this misinformation slowed me down from finding the correct information in the Categories section.
you may want to split the Processing Switches section into a Queue & Post processing section so it matches the gui config layout.
i think that it would be a good idea to include a note at the end of the Configure Switches section
(below the IONice part) about being able to set the default R/U/D job option in the Categories section as
it is not obvious that it can be found there but would be expected to be in the Processing switches section.
(i guess that it was in this section in an older version).
thats all the notes i have and i hope they are of use to improve the manual.