How to: stop Deluge ignoring bandwidth limits on Unraid4th October 2018
For the last few months, I’ve noticed that my torrent client, Deluge, has been ignoring the bandwidth limit and instead using all the bandwidth available.
I’d been hoping an update would fix it, but after getting fed up with painfully slow web browsing whilst downloading, I’ve found my own fix today.
The problem is caused by a bug in the
To make the bandwidth limit start working again, we can simply downgrade to a Deluge docker version without the buggy
How to stop Deluge ignoring bandwidth limits:
Time needed: 2 minutes.
This guide shows you how to downgrade your Deluge installation on an Unraid media server in just a few clicks.
- Find the ‘tag’ for an older version of the Deluge docker
Using the tags page here, we can find the numerical tag for an earlier version of Deluge.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t show exact update dates, so I had to guess which would be early enough to use an older
I went for tag 110, which seems to be working fine.
- Edit your Deluge docker container on Unraid
Open the web interface for your Unraid server, and go to the Docker tab.
Select your Deluge docker, then click Edit to go to the right place.
- Add your chosen tag to the repository field
As shown in the image below, add your chosen tag number to the Repository field. It should already read linuxserver/deluge
To downgrade to version 110, change it to
- Scroll down and click Apply
That’s it! All done! Unraid will now pull down the older version of the Deluge docker and install it over your current version.
Your settings and torrents should be unaffected, and everything should work instantly just as before. Except now, the bandwidth limit actually works!
Sometimes, some torrents can show errors after performing these steps. This also happens when upgrading Unraid, and I think it’s caused by the installer suddenly killing the active Deluge application whilst torrents are active.
Don’t worry, your data hasn’t been lost, Deluge just isn’t sure how much of the torrent has been download.
Right-click on any affected torrent, and select force refresh.
Deluge will then scan any downloaded parts of the torrent, and resuming downloading what’s still needed. On most torrents