Of course, the disadvantage is that now I would be responsible for keeping the server up, backing up the data, and maintaining the system. One thing I have to say about this project is that it is rough around the edges and the project is not well documented. Once the owncloud is installed on the server, it may be necessary to add more hard drive space to it. When you hover your mouse over a file, you will see several options on the right hand side. If some other user shared a file with your account, a Shared folder will be created automagically in Files folder. If you click on the check box labeled Share with link, you will see a URL displayed just under it.
For example apache has a webdav plug-in, but we don’t need to enable it, because owncloud has a built-in support for webdav. To setup gnome file manager with webdav support, click on Places and then Connect to Server. What if you have a large amount of media stored on an external drive or a partition and you want to access it from within the owncloud filesystem? Now when you go back to the Admin page by clicking on it, External Storage section will appear. Once done, your partition window during Ubuntu Server setup will look something like below.
Once the base installation of Ubuntu Server is installed you will be asked to configure roles on the server. At the moment the new local encryption isn’t really supported in ownCloud 5, but it is set to come by April. In order to allow remote admin and access to your server from the internet you need to give your server a static IP address and also NAT four ports to your server.
First of all we need to tell Apache (our web server) to start listening on port 443 (HTTPS). Finally here is a screen shot of my HTTPS virtual server so you can seeA howA that should be configured. One more question: would it be possible to use a raspberry pi with a usb harddrive attached to it? Hi Bjorn, without getting too technical, resolution of the public address won’t work without some other configuration changes (which even then still may not work). If you have any more problems then I really would urge you to use the ownCloud forums as this is a blog, not a support forum. I’ve followed your guide step by step and I’ve successfully installed owncloud !
Hello I recently installed owncloud on fedora 19 but i m not able to open it through my IP address.But Its refusing connections and i am not able to access it locally.How can i resolve this error? Shipra, what do you means by “access my ownCloud server remotely” what do you want to do to it remotely? To access it publicly, you will need to purchase a domain name, or use DynDNS so that you can access your ownCloud instance.
All of this is explained in the article, I’d strongly recommend you go through the guide again. The only other way of doing this would be to set up a VPN that you can connect to, but this is out of the scope of this guide, so you will need to do your research. If you have a DIY attitude and aren’t afraid of a few terminal commands, then read on to learn about how I did it. Make sure you have an ethernet cable plugged in to your RasPi, and fire up lxterminal (there is a shortcut on the desktop).
Finally, you’ll need to forward a port so that owncloud can be accessed from outside networks.
First off this is awesome, great guide start to finish, unfortunately though Im having trouble at the very end and I cannot figure out what to do to make it work.
Whats the point of using bittorent sync if you’re already using owncloud since owncloud already syncs across multiple devices?
There is a way within the Owncloud WebUI to set up users and give them permissions although I am a bit fuzzy on exactly how to do so. I’ll suggest to dig more into what the script is actually doing before granting it root access.
Sorry if this is sounding dumb but I just want to be clear as I’m about to setup OwnCloud myself.
I want to ask what is the advantage of using BitTorrent Sync as (if I am not missing something) .. I just didn’t get one thing: if owncloud provide sync clients why use btsync + owncloud? Mostly a great tutorial, though I would strongly advice against leaving xorg running all the time (the raspberry pi’s resources are stretched enough). I’m confused, isn’t there are a redundancy in setting up two remote services for file access? Another solution might be to get your router to serve up a static IP address instead of the (probably default DHCP) random assigning of IPs. After I set up a cloud this way can I bring down the files to any device by just the ip address or do I need the bit sync app or any other program? What is the read and write speed using btsync between a pi and a laptop (omitting OwnCloud). The reason for setting up both BTSync and owncloud is to give yourself the pretty web interface+outside service integration capabilities of owncloud. I open up the owncloud gui to set up the service (first time) and change the sync location to my path. You can simplify the process somewhat by using TeraTerm, or your favorite remote terminal app on whatever OS your main machine uses. Hello, thanks for this tutorial, I just set up a personal cloud with it, excited to start using it!.
I have the same problem ?? I’m now running the btsync process as a btsync user so files get synced and written as btsync. I will come back to this guide and update it when I reinstall OwnCloud on a different server.


MySSQL will ask you for root password, this is the one you set during “Web Platform Installer” installation of MySQL.
Note1: Since OwnCloud stores files and folders directly to filesystem you should consider using a folder with few characters for server installation.
Note2: I highly recommend using SSL for OwnCloud even if you don’t have an official SSL certificate. Note3: Not only should you use SSL, but try to put the files under a folder – and name the folder something else than “OwnCloud”. Note4: And after all of the above, consider adding authentication in IIS (not relying only on OwnClouds login screen, but instead securing the whole site). Third: I had WebDAV feature installed in IIS already so I had problems with invalid HTTP VERBS. I did however have problem with syncing some long filenames and special characters in filenames (I believe), so I reinstalled OwnCloud on Linux and it runs perfectly – no problems. In Linux thats easy, in Windows you’d have to map the network drive using the user that OwnCloud runs under (on the webserver). Yes ,you can put your host name or domain name , which is pointed to this server, either you can use IP of the system.
Whilst I’ve tried to make this ownCloud setup guide as easy to follow as possible, it does assume a certain level of knowledge. Let’s look at what you will need in order to get your ownCloud server up and running. This will take up the rest of your storage space as this is where ownCloud will store all your data. The reason I’ve added this to the ownCloud setup guide is because Webmin gives you an easy to use web interface so that you can easily manage your server from your browser. For this, use your local user account credentials that you setup during the Ubuntu Server setup process. To do this, click on your username in the top right hand corner and select Users from the dropdown menu. This will ensure that if you ever need to reboot your ownCloud server, it will always keep the same IP address and your NAT rules will always work. These ports are 80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS), 22 (SSH) & 10000 (Webmin), setting up NAT on these ports will mean that all incoming traffic on these ports will automatically get passed to your server. I would then recommend to setup a sub-domain for your ownCloud server (provided you own an internet domain).
But we need to secure it as HTTP traffic isn’t encrypted, so it means that all your data is transmitted in plain text.
This will ensure that all HTTP traffic is always forwarded on to the encrypted HTTPS session.
To setup the client simply download the exe file if you’re running windows from here and install it. If so, remember to sign up for our RSS feed or email newsletter to get more great guides like this straight to your inbox.
We are planning on installing ownCloud at work on Monday for all of our counselors to keep their data. It needs to be a server, whether it be local or hosted VPS as it needs it’s own operating system.
If you’re stuck at this point then I would recommend heading over to the owncloud forums as there are people in there that are much more qualified than me to help you. The next step on your linux journey is to look at getting a linux based OS on your computer(s). The problem is down to a routing loop as you are coming out of your network, onto the internet, and back in again.
Well, I would run the full LAMP install as you will ensure that all the required packages are installed. I like the KISS principle though (Keep It Simple Stupid) so checking the LAMP and SSH boxes during installation will ensure everything works without having to mess around.
Might be worth logging a thread in the ownCloud forums with a copy of the error you are getting. Though I am still at a loss as to how to add and what to add to the ServerName line, as well as the DocumentRoot. For administration you have SSH, or Webmin, and for data you have whatever URL you setup during the installation. So that address will only work when you are on your own machine that had ownCloud installed. If you use DynDNS, then you will need to edit your firewall rules on your router in order to allow HTTP and HTTPS traffic through from the Internet.
Speaking of research, most of the questions you are asking can easily be answered by a quick Google search. This was the first time I had heard of OwnCloud, I am really excited to drop my dropbox ?? and get going with an open source cloud. Permissions can usually be fixed by giving the webserver write access to the ownCloud directory”. I foresee ownCloud may not be able to overwrite files created by BitTorrent Sync due to permission issue. This means that directories can be mounted on a desktop computer which are actually Samba shares but look like they are just ordinary directories on the desktop computer.
It is ideal for syncing Tomboy notes from my Linux server to my Android phone using Tomdroid. The RPi hosting the page died, and the hosting provider is in the process of restoring the machine.
Make an SSH connection with your pi and you’ll get a console window on your main box that lets you do all of the above without needing to bother connecting anything to the pi other than the network.
However I had some issues with file permissions and I have seen that I am not the only one.
It will configure PHP for use with FastCGI, and trhe Cache Extension will set up opcode caching of PHP-scripts. There is a limit to how long a directory+filename can be, if the server has already used some of this limit as the root folder for OwnCloud then some files simply can’t be synced. First off OwnCloud client will ask you to accept the certificate and remember that choice, so if its tampered with later you will be notified – this makes it almost as good as the real thing.


If you encounter this doublecheck that you do not have WebDAV role installed, if you have – uninstall and reboot the server. Keep “Deleted files”, “Versions” and similar, but disable image galleries, fulltext search and stuff.
I set the scheduled task to run as the IIS user (IIS_IUSR), rationale being that if anyone (hacker) could modify Cron.php to do something else then Scheduled Tasks should not help them elevate their privelegies further. If you haven’t seen any OwnCloud pages yet it sounds like a problem with the PHP installation.
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For security reasons I would recommend that you set a different password to your user password.
I personally love this application as this coupled with SSH access gives you fantastic control over your machine. This is simple to do, you can follow this guide and use Webmin to download, edit, and upload the PHP.ini file to your needs. From here on, I would suggest that the best way to get to know ownCloud is to explore, the GUI is extremely well made and easy to use.
In this final section we’re going to configure an encrypted HTTPS connection and re-direct HTTP to this so that all connections to ownCloud are always encrypted and secure.
Now we need to tell Apache to automatically forward all HTTP traffic to HTTPS so that all ownCloud sessions are encrypted and secure. The only way I can login now to ownCloud is with the user name and password I used during setup. I read that it should have hashed or encrypted the password automatically after the initial owncloud setup.
If I were you, I’d post a question with as much troubleshooting information as you can get hold of in the ownCloud forums (link above). It will need to be Internet facing and publically accessible in order for you to access ownCloud from college. Whilst I am happy to help when people get stuck, I do prefer it if they have done their research before asking questions. And what would you expect to eventually become a bottleneck, with many files in the cloud: the CPU, or the USB (including the ethernet, which is also using USB, as far as I remember)? For example, I uploaded a file within owncloud itself, which has versioning, as well as options to rename, download, share, and delete.
It has much of the same features (and some more) that Dropbox has, and after a few days use it seems “so far so good”. AJAX sounds like it requires a webbrowser to visit the page, it also only takes one task per visit. Reason behind to Use ownCloud  [box] ownCloud is open source based free tool that have not any limitations and make changes as you wish. I started Tech Transit as a passion and now Tech Transit providing Linux Training, open source based articles which help both learner as well as working professionals. Installing Webmin is extremely easy, just run the three commands below (the first command installs some pre-requisitesA required for Webmin to work). Webmin is now setup and you will be able to manage your server through your web browser as well as via SSH. Finally we need to disable the default SSL host and enable our ownCloud host as the default instance.
For example, when I save a download to my Download directory it looks like it is on my desktop, but it is actually stored on my server.
I wonder if you could do something similar with AjaXplorer which has a very beautiful interface. A file uploaded by bitsync, however, within the owncloud web UI, I can only download and share.
From here on you can connect to the servers command line interface via SSH using an application like PuTTY, just run an ifconfig on the server to get it’s IP address.
You can download the ownCloud version 5 package from here, then upload it, extract and move within Webmin. If you get stuck, then there is always the ownCloud community forums who have been very helpful for me in the past. Like I said earlier in this marathon article, if you need help with ownCloud going forward then you should pop over to the ownCloud forums and ask for help there. Owncloud should then set the permissions for you, but if it can’t, just use the same command as above but substitute the path. Now that I know what IA?ve done right and wrong, I think I start with a fresh install on the pi and do it right from the beginning.
FreeNAS has the server setup as part of its install and runs from a USB drive leaving your hard drive(s) for data storage. You will then get a security warning about your certificate, hit the checkbox at the bottom of the window to continue anyway and click ok.
But on the computer it is only working with the servers ip adress… Thanks a million!! Is this because of incorrect permissions, since bitsync is not in owncloud’s usergroup? The directory link was simply to make it straightforward to configure IIS, its not really required. The OwnCloud installation wizard should pop up and ask you for SQL credentials, to create the first admin user, etc.. When number of users  make concurrent changes and access simultaneously in same data then file locking produces error or loss of data , now in latest owncloud 9 depreciate the issue. Here we are assuming in this set up you have taken fresh server , where there is no php or apache server is configured.



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