Please make yourself aware of the Fair Usage Policy. Directly pointing any cloud storage directory using Rclone will create extreme strain on your slot's disk and WILL cause a 24-hour ban on accessing your cloud storage repeatedly. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure usage is within acceptable limits. Ignorance is not an excuse.

If you are on an HDD plan, you should be mindful not to have multiple simultaneous downloads active as it will cause high disk IO utilization, and negatively affect your disk neighbors. There is no set limit on how many active downloads you can have, though depending on the download speeds, we recommend 1-3 at the most. To monitor the disk IO utilization, see this link:

Transmission is a BitTorrent client which features a variety of user interfaces written in C/Objective-C. It is:

Open Source and volunteer-based

Easy to use Lean and low on resources

Written in Objective C

For more information, you can view the complete list of features here.

Initial Setup

Transmission is already configured and tuned out of the box. Just install the client, enter your desired password, and press Connect to log in to your Transmission Web Interface.

Default File Paths

Using Transmission Remote GUI

Transmission Remote GUI is a feature-rich cross-platform front-end to control the Transmission daemon via its RPC protocol remotely. It is faster and has more functionality than the built-in Transmission web interface.


You can visit the repository here:


Install the program using the links below. Listed are the direct links to the latest version of the program.


Windows 64-bit:
Windows 32-bit:
macOS (x86):

For Windows, you may have to install an additional program; otherwise, upon connection, you will be greeted with the following error message.

Unable to load OpenSSL library files: ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll

Connecting and Using Transmission Remote GUI

Connecting to your Transmission is a relatively simple process.

Creating a New Connection

Upon your first launch, you should be greeted with a box to input your details, which are as follows:

Remote host: (servername refers to your server eg, myles)
Port: 443
Use SSL: Ticked
Authentication required: Ticked
Always Auto-Connect: Ticked
Username: Found in your Control Panel
Password: Found in your Control Panel
RPC path: /transmission/rpc/web

If you had to backtrack because of SSL Error, you could also go to Manage Connections in the top left corner

If you receive a popup regarding Geo IP, select yes, as this will allow you to see the Peers Country’s location.

Add your first .torrent file

Add a .torrent file to transmission via the remote first click Torrent in the top left of the small GUI, add a torrent. This will open your file explorer for you to add your .torrent file

Add your first Magnet Link


Enable Public Torrent Seeding (Optional)

app-transmission restart --remove-pubscript

Torrent Queueing

If you have an service with HDD instead of NVME, you need to be mindful of your disk neighbors and not hammer the disk with high IO utilization. See this guide for more information on how to check your disk IO utilization.

One way to mitigate this is to limit the amount of active downloads in your torrent client. Below you will find instructions on how to do this for Transmission.

    "download-queue-enabled": true,
    "download-queue-size": 2,

Auto Unpack Torrents

To automatically unpack multifile .rar torrents, you can create a script that executes upon torrent download completion. Follow the below instructions to create and enable the script for Transmission.

mkdir -p ~/scripts && touch
nano ~/scripts/

echo Extracting $SRC_DIR >> $LOG_FILE

unrar e *.rar >> $LOG_FILE
chmod +x ~/scripts/
app-transmission stop
nano ~/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json
    "script-torrent-done-enabled": true,
    "script-torrent-done-filename": "/home/your-user-name/scripts/",
app-transmission restart
tail ~/scripts/transmission_unrar.log

Upgrade Transmission v3 to v4

Please note, downgrading of Transmission can be a bit buggy and it should be avoided.

In this section, we will show you how to successfully upgrade your Transmission instance from v3 to v4. Before proceeding with the upgrade, we recommend taking a backup of your Transmission config directory and torrent session state.

cp -r ~/.config/transmission-daemon ~/.config/transmission-daemon.bak

Restore Backup

If the Transmission configuration and torrent session state was not successfully preserved after the upgrade. It can be manually restored from the backup that was made pre-upgrade.

rm -rf ~/.config/transmission-daemon && cp -r ~/.config/transmission-daemon.bak ~/.config/transmission-daemon

Revision #23
Created 25 February 2020 14:34:11
Updated 18 March 2024 20:31:21 by varg