Automatically Replace and Retry Failed Download NZBs for Sabnzbd

SABnzbdIn my last post I explained how to avoid fake codec crap releases when downloading from usenet through your favorite indexer. If you have a private indexer like dognzb.cr which supports the new Sabnzbd feature ‘New nzb download on failure’ you can tell Sabnzbd to grab a new similar nzb release from dognzb.cr automatically. This feature is available in Sabnzbd 0.7.18 and later versions which provides support for X-DNZB-Failure headers. This can help deal with DMCA takedowns.

The currently supported indexers are dognzb.cr and oznzb.com

Updated for Sabnzbd 0.8 and later

Usenet Provider
Backbone
Retention
Speed
Connections
VPN
Monthly
Annual
UsenetServer
UsenetServer
3199
Unlimited
30
Yes
$10
$95.40
Newshosting
Newshosting
3199
Unlimited
30
Yes
$10
$99
Eweka
Eweka
3094
Unlimited
20
No
€7.50
€90
Astraweb
Astraweb
2264
Unlimited
20
No
$7.50
$96.00
Usenetlink
Cloudgate
2000
100 Mbit
30
No
$15
$140

Make Sabnzbd Retry Failed Downloads

Go to the IP of your Sabnzbd installation at its local IP http://ip.address:8080/config/special

Scroll down till the bottom until you see new_nzb_on_failure (off) and check its box

Click Save Changes.

Note: the (off) just means that off is the default setting, once you check the box the feature is enabled

sabnzbd new nzb on failure

If you are on a newer version of Sabnzbd it is under Switches instead

Under the Post procesing section check On failure, try alternative NZB

sabnzbd retry failed downloads 0.8

That’s it. Now if you grab a tv show or movie from usenet and it is a fake codec release or virus Sabnzbd will automatically tell your indexer that it failed and request a new nzb from your indexer. Sabnzbd is retrying failed downloads :).