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This chapter will explore with the easy technique how synchronization is done between your cloud server and client automatically, easily, and trouble-free. Before practicing this paper, hope you have built your own cloud storage server. In this tutorial, you will setup sync client with Windows OS, hope windows users (who are still dominant usernya) can take advantage of this guide.
1. Download the windows client sync software in dedysetyo.net book. Next, do the installation process. For the install stage, do install and place it in C: \ Program files
2. In the create connection section to ownCloud, fill in
Server addres: 192.168.0.10 / nfbscloud (this assumes addresses depend on the conditions on your server)
Unchecklist on use secure connection option (this)
If it is filled all, continue with click next.
3. Wait a moment, if your stuffing is correct. The sync process will not take long. If text appears successfully …, then it has been successfully configured. Click finish to finish it.
In the taskbar below will appear sync balloon started
Up to this program installation is complete. Keep in mind that your default cloud folder on the client PC is located in C: \ document and settings \ administrator \ wonCloud. If this folder you put the file, then automatically in your ownCloud account in the folder clientsync will appear the same file (auto upload). Likewise if you put the file in your clientsync folder in your ownCloud account, then the files will automatically appear in the folder C: \ Document and Settings \ administrator \ ownCloud (auto download). This process happens so quickly and almost un-paused for a maximum file size of 5 MB. But in my experiment put the file of 37s, then it took at least 5 minutes.
Ubuntu Linux Client PC
Once in the previous post, you setup your ownCloud sync on the windows user user, so now you will be setting up synchronization for Linux users especially Ubuntu. Now try syncing files on your ownCloud server for easy storage on the server or data retrieval from server to PC Ubuntu. This synchronization philosophy is actually facilitate the user in managing the important files so that if there is a new file, then automatically stored in the PC, without having to open a little browser and login.
Things that need to be considered:
1. PC client with Ubuntu OS. In this tutorial I am using Ubuntu 12.04 for those who have not got download.
2. Internet connection. There are several dependency packages to be loaded from the internet. So make sure your Ubuntu PC is connected to the internet properly. Once installed later, practically you do not need internet connection as all is done in local network.
The steps are as follows:
1. Open your terminal (CRTL + ALT + T). To be more flexible, login using your root account.
2. Type the command below. There are 3 commands, make sure each command runs well to perfect the installation.
(This command to update and reread your previous input
Sooner or later this update process depends on the internet connection
Next step, do install your ownCloud client by typing:
Apt-get install ownCloud-client
(Installation of its client software)
The client software installation process is running, it looks like Figure 4.8
Wait for a moment. Make sure all support dependency packages are installed properly. The easy way to find out if your installation is an error, it usually appears warning text “error” if error, repeat the same command (press the up arrow key on the keyboard), then hit enter.
3. Assume there is no error in the installation. Next, go to the app. Do I press on the keyboard windows button, then when ownCloud (writing is not case sensitive, may be used lowercase or large). If a cloud symbol appears like Figure 4.9 then click on the symbol.
4. Next go into your ownCloud connection wizard window, then click next.
Welcome to ownCloud
In order to connect to your ownCloud server, you need to provide the server address as well as your credentials.
This wizard will guide you through the process.
If you have not received this information, please contact your ownCloud provider.
5. In the create connection to ownCloud window, write the address of the address server. In use secure connection option, do not checklist.
Write the username and password to synchronize. Continue with NEXT click.
Create connection to ownCloud
At this stage the process will not take a long time because it is done in the local network.
If it has been correct, it will pop up annotations of the files that are synchronized. The default folder on your PC is located in / home / own-cloud
Up here is actually finished for synchronization. Any folder that you put on your ownCloud server, it will automatically go into your folder in / home / owncloud. Likewise if you put files in the folder will automatically log on your ownCloud server in your account.
Here is a tip to add a sync folder in the main folder (/). This method is required because the default path synchronization on the ownCloud server is usually located only in the clienstsync folder on its ownCloud server. So that other folders are not exposed to sync if there is a new folder added. Here’s how:
1) Previously, create a new folder for new sync destinations eg in / home / ict / documents / tes_ownCloud
2) Look at the cloud icon with green checklist like picture 4.13 then, right click and select add sync folder continue by click OK
3) In the new window, select in the select folder source. Navigate to folder / home / ict / documents / tes_ownCloud
4) In the ownCloud window the wizard folder has seen the destination path, write it (free) in the alias name directory: test ajah.
5) In the next wizard, write slash (/) in the remote folder continue with finish.
6) It’s done. Now look at Figure 4.17 all the folders have been well synchronized. All the folders and the visible files have entered the tes_ownCloud directory.
Next I will try to explain how to mounting ownCloud can be done on Ubuntu environment.
Mounting ownCloud in Ubuntu Folder
Working with cloud storage ownCloud of course will be very flexible, you can access all your files on any device you like while still connected to the network. Not quite up here, then you think what if you just made a folder that will be able to automatically mounting (connect) into your ownCloud server. So when you click this folder will automatically access your server directly. Likewise when you want to do file storage / folder, you just paste into this folder, and automatically also will go to your cloud server.
Finally I thought to use webdav. Webdav is basically an extension of HTTP that facilitates collaboration between users to manage and editing files located on the web server. The good news, nautilus (file explorer) in Ubuntu (my favorite OS) can facilitate this need well.
This tutorial applies to Ubuntu OS 12.04 & 14.02, because the assumption still has enough users.
How to do it
1. (Ubuntu 12.04) open your Nautilus. Click the file >> connect to server as shown in Figure 4.18
2. In the next window, enter the server configuration. At writing the server address, give the end /remote.php/webdav, eg your server is located at http: // localhost / owncloud, then the writing http: //localhost/owncloud/remote.php/webdav.
On types and folders, you customize. If your ownCloud server has SSL enabled, then use HTTPS. Conversely if not use HTTP.
In this Ubuntu version, the writing must be complete, both on the server address maupuna its port number if any. If your server is on http: // localhost / owncloud, then write it there:
3. Enter your ownCloud user account and password. Choose also the password storage settings you like.
4. Lapse some time (depending on the speed of your connection), then in your folder will appear the files are automatically synchronized.
For example, I will try to paste the image file with the name Cloud Computing.jpg.
When the file is opened in the browser, it will automatically appear a file that has been copied as shown in Figure 4.24.
Easy is not it? Furthermore, if you want to access your ownCloud, just click on the folder.
After exploring with PC sync, then you will sync Android smartphone. This time explanation will cover the sync of ownCloud servers with Android gadgets that will complement previous syncing on both Windows and Ubuntu PC clients. Capture the images below are all done using Samsung Galaxy tab 2.10.1 inch Android ICS version. The images can also be used as a props for testing. The use of different devices can not guarantee 100% success.
For those of you Android gadget owners and diligent surfing on Google Play, then you’ll know your ownCloud sync app for this Android gadget like the 4.25 image
Assuming you have applied to order this application, it will look the installation process like picture 4.26.
1. Once installed, then open the application. In the Add account option, choose ownCloud.
2. In the next window, fill in:
URL: your cloud server address, if you follow the original chapter of this book, for example fill in 192.168.0.10/nfscloud.
Username: User to be synchronized, such as: dedy
Password: associated account password
Congratulations, you have successfully logged into your account via gadget now. In the top right corner (circle image) will refresh for automatic synchronization.
The next stage is you can just upload through this page using the following link on the top right corner. Follow the procedure easily followed by selecting the file in your gadget. In the settings button under the upload menu, you can explore it with the checklist option to share / upload live images even when the image is open.
Synchronization between devices with your ownCloud server
Next will be demonstrated how if you have an interesting image and will immediately want to be uploaded to your ownCloud account. Open the image you want to upload from the gallery. In the share button, select the ownCloud button. Wait for the upload process to take place.
Moments later, see your image file uploaded immediately. The result is shown in Figure 4.32.
In some experiments with the Samsung Galaxy tab, for files of less than 10 MB size uploaded, a delay time of -2 seconds with the current condition if I open an account on the PC. Steady right? This is an extra fast data exchange and of course FREE!