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Part 1 - Super simple one step installation

You have finished Read first: Creating an infinite Plex server using a VPS and Cloud service. That means you have a fresh new Ubuntu 18.04 installation and can access your VPS using PuTTY or its equivalent on your OS.

Now on to the super simple three step installation - you'll be up and running in no time, I promise.

Introducing: Gooby

This is a menu driven fully automatic installation of several applications. It doesn't get simpler than that! I am in no way responsible how you use these applications - that is entirely up to you. Please respect and obey the copyright laws of your country.

The following applications are included in the menu:

  • Rclone (to connect your Google drive)
  • Plex (to watch the content that you own)
  • Tautulli (to monitor Plex)
  • Emby (a media server similar to Plex)
  • Sonarr (to manage TV shows)
  • Radarr (to manage movies)
  • Deluge (to collect content)
  • NZBGet (to access newsgroups)
  • Jackett (for using your own favorite trackers)
  • Netdata (to monitor your server)
  • Ombi (requested content collector)
  • Organizer (to easily access all your services)
  • Portainer (management tool for Docker)

You can find the Gooby project on GitHub including a list of additional apps that are available through self installation (instructions in the Wiki).

Installing Gooby

You are probably still logged into PuTTY and looking at that beautiful green cursor. Let's continue where we left off... But first, please read this important disclaimer:

This software is supplied "AS IS" without any warranties and support. You are solely responsible for determining whether Gooby is compatible with your equipment and other software installed on your system. Make sure you have a backup of all your important data!

Ok, with that out of the way, let's get going!

Now all you need to do is copy the line below (Ctrl C) and paste this in PuTTY (right click), then press Enter.

sudo wget -O /tmp/ && sudo bash /tmp/

Note: This is a rather long line, make sure you copy everything (you will probably need to scroll horizontally).

Then paste this line in your PuTTY session (remember, right click in PuTTY to paste).

Whoa! Lots of text will flash by for a few minutes... that's a good thing. When Gooby is installed, you'll be presented with this menu:

Go ahead, be brave, type gooby and hit Enter!

Creating user

If you started on a fresh server, Gooby will inform you that a new user needs to be created. Type the letter y - you are sure you want to create a new user. No one should ever perform tasks as root... it's a Linux thing. If you exit now, you can always go back to the wizard by typing "gooby".

Next, you will be asked to pick a password for your new user. This is the password you will have to type in every time you need to maintain Linux... so make sure it is a strong password, yet easy to remember.

You can fill out your personal information if you wish, or enter through the fields leaving them empty. I picked perplexed as my user:

Check if your username has changed from "root" to your new user.

You can now access the menu by typing:


Any time you want to make changes, that is how you access the menu.

Initializing Gooby

You will be asked two questions now, so Gooby can start doing its magic. Please provide your domain name and email address when asked:

Once you have given your domain name and email address, you'll have to wait a few more minutes for the menu to appear.

Main menu

You are now in the main menu.

Congratulations, your VPS is now ready to receive all the additional applications. You can proceed with Part 2 - Installing the necessary apps.