Sick Beard on IOmega/Lenovo IX4-300d NAS

Sick Beard is a PVR for newsgroup users (with limited torrent support). It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they available, Sickbeard downloads , sorts and renames them. Sickbeard supports, NZBMatrix, NZBs’R’Us, Newzbin, Womble’s Index,, TVTorrents and EZRSS and retrieves show information from and

– SSH Access(Guide Here)
– Custom Startup Script (Guide Here)


First connect to your NAS server via SSH and navigate to : (you can change  the “Downloads” folder by any share name you have)

cd /mnt/pools/A/A0/Downloads/.Apps

If the folder “.Apps” does not exist, navigate to your share:

cd /mnt/pools/A/A0/Downloads/

Then make the “.Apps” folder :

mkdir .Apps

Now download the Sickbeard from github:

/opt/bin/git clone


when the downloading is complete, start the server :

/opt/bin/python2.6 /mnt/pools/A/A0/Media/.Apps/Sick-Beard/ --daemon

Now open your web browser and navigate to : http://[NAS IP]:8081


Auto-start Sickbeard

Add this line on top of the start-up script we created here :

/opt/bin/python2.6 /mnt/pools/A/A0/Downloads/.Apps/Sick-Beard/ --daemon

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How well does it work on this NAS? I am thinking about trying this out.

Nick Wood

Do you happen to know if this version of Sickbeard gets updated?

I know the install I have on my iMac I can update via the web UI, but this version I installed on my NAS doesn’t have that option.

Is there a way to check and update?