Saturday, September 07, 2013

OwnCloud - Setting IT Up

I need a solution to store my files, in fact I need to have some way of synchronisation for my files across 2 or more computers. Found this owncloud solution.

Setting it up is straight forward - just follow the doco. However, by default owncloud stores its file repository in the local server where owncloud is installed. I have a windows file share and I want all my files store in the windows file share

I am running Ubuntu and install owncloud in it.

I created a shared folder in my windows server, create a user account on my windows domain, straight forward.

on my Ubuntu server, firstly, I created a hidden file that contains the username and password of the windows domain account I created earlier

> vi /path/.smbcredentials


save this file

next, I created a mount point to which I will mount the shared folder of my windows to this Ubuntu server

> mkdir /mount/projects

then I find the group id of the user account who is running the web server, in my case it is www-data

> id www-data

uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data)

next, I edit the fstab file to mount the file share

> vi /etc/fstab

and add the following line:

//server.domain.local/share /mount/projects cifs credentials=/path/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,dir_mode=0770,uid=33,gid=33 0 0

then do

> mount -a

it should mount the windows shared folder to /mount/projects

now, during owncloud installation, it will ask for the data folder, you can put /mount/projects !!

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