Trying to sort out permissions on media server


New Member
Oct 20, 2022
Hi apologies if this has been asked already, I have setup proxmox on a mini PC I have created 4 containers

1 Plex
2 Qbittorrent
3 Sonarr, Radar
4 File Server

I have a 512Gb M.2 Drive all containers and Proxmox is installed on that, I have a second 1TB SSD, I have setup the file server and added the SSD as a media drive, I have created user and group tmike:media

I have created folders inside the shared drive movies, tvshows and torrent, I have set the permissions on the folders to 775 and set the owner as tmike:media

I have added the drive mount to the other containers , however as soon as a file is downloaded it is given root:root as the user and sonarr/radarr fail to import it to the relivant folder unless I go to the file server and set all the recursive permissions

These are my users for each container


Sonarr Redarr



If I use Privileged containers will this negate the problem, I am on a home network and all the containers are on the LAN so nothing is directly connected to the internet,
I read about user id mapping but over my head.

I could add tmike to the sudo group on all containers, can someone point me in the right direction so I don't have to keep changing permissions and owner to get it to work?

How have you got your proxmox media server to work?


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