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Updating Ombi

Automatic Updates

Note: The built-in automatic updater is broken for 'local' installations.
The developer is aware of this, as is the support team. Current development is focused on a UI rewrite - once a viable cross-platform update method has been found, it will be implemented as a fix.
Automated container updates via something like WatchTower for docker installs are unaffected - only direct installs using apt/exe deployment.
If you have a suggestion for an update solution, feel free to either fork the project and submit a pull request, or submit a suggestion over on Discord.

Watchtower (Docker)

There is an option in docker to use something called 'Watchtower' to automatically update containers/images. If going this route we strongly suggest using a few extra arguments for both the Ombi container and the watchtower one.
For the Ombi container, add a label to the container named com.centurylinklabs.watchtower.enable. Set it to true.
For the Watchtower one, add a label to the container named WATCHTOWER_LABEL_ENABLE. Set it to true.

Use Script (semi-automatic updates)

You can use your own update script here, please note that this will have to manage the termination and start of the Ombi process. You will have to terminate Ombi yourself.

Script Path

The path to your script, we will automatically pass it the following arguments in the following order:

YourScript {UpdateDownloadUrl} --applicationPath {CurrentInstallLocation} --processname {ProcessName} --host {Ombi Host Argument} --storage {Ombi StoragePath Argument}

e.g. --applicationPath /opt/ombi --processname ombi --host http://*:5000 

This means the variables will be:
{UpdateDownloadUrl}: $1
{CurrentInstallLocation}: $3
{ProcessName}: $5
{Ombi Host Argument}: $7
{Ombi StoragePath Argument}: $9

The {UpdateDownloadUrl} is the Download that will contain either the .zip or .tar.gz file.
{Ombi Host Argument} and {Ombi StoragePath Argument} are the args that you may have passed into Ombi e.g. Ombi Host Argument could be http://*:5000 (They are optional)

Manual Updates

It is possible to update Ombi manually.
To do so is fairly straightforward.

  1. Stop Ombi. You can't do anything to it if the program is running.
    • If you're running Ombi as a service, stop the service.
    • If you're running Ombi manually, kill the process.
  2. Back up the database info from the Ombi directory.
    • SQLite
      There are 3 important db files (see what they do here).
      • Ombi.db
      • OmbiExternal.db
      • OmbiSettings.db
    • MySQL
      Keep the "database.json" file. This defines how ombi connects to the MySQL server.
  3. Delete the contents of the Ombi directory, excluding the files mentioned in step 2.
  4. Download the latest from the link below: Stable
  5. Extract the zip to your Ombi directory.
  6. Start Ombi again.

Last update: 2021-05-18
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