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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6 years ago

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

Nick Wood
5 years ago

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?

8 months ago

The newest SickBeard requires Cheetah to run.
Any idea how to install this module on Lenovo?