Ubuntu 16.04 - Install Seafile Client

Seafile is Dropbox on steroids and the best part of it is that you control everything and aren't parking your data on someone else's servers. Below are the commands to install the client on Ubuntu 16.04. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:seafile/seafile-client -y sudo apt update && sudo apt install seafile-gui…

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Configure Seafile To Send Emails Through Gmail

You need to configure Seafile to be able to send emails in order to have new users sent their password via email, or for the user to recieve password reset notifications. This tutorial will show you how to configure Seafile to use your existing Gmail account in order to send…

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Seafile Server 5.1 Upgrade - Sublibraries Dropped But Shared Subfolders Still Work

Any of you that bother to read thechangelog for the Seafile Linux Server before upgrading might have seen that 5.1 states: Warning: The concept of sub-library is removed in version 5.1. If you need to sync an sub-folder of a library, you can create a group and share…

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Seafile Missing Libraries

A few days after taking a snapshot of my Seafile server and then upgrading, I was alerted by some users that their libraries were missing. My first reaction to was restore the snapshot as another server and fetch libraries from there. Unfortunately, that appeared to have the same issues, indicating…

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Configure Seafile With SES SMTP

To configure seafile to work with SES email settings, simply add the following settings to seafile-server-latest/seahub/seahub/settings.py EMAIL_USE_TLS = True EMAIL_HOST = 'email-smtp.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com' EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'xxxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' EMAIL_PORT = 587 DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = "name@mydomain.com" SERVER_EMAIL…

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Debian 7 - Install Seafile Server 4.x

Seafile is an opensource file hosting and synchronization service similar to Dropbox, $harepoint, and Owncloud. I have used all of those services, and Seafile is my favourite for various reasons, which I may cover in later tutorial. One of great things about Seafile is that they have a business plan…

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