Just Enough ownCloud on a Raspberry Pi
Just Enough ownCloud on a Raspberry Pi
About the Book
Just Enough ownCloud...
... to be dangerous.
If you've used Dropbox you will know that it provides a fantastic method to share and store information. You may not know that there is an outstanding open source alternative called ownCloud that provides a very similar functionality. Better yet, we can run it on everyones favourite low cost computer the Raspberry Pi!
Why is this a good idea?
- You may have some philosophical inclination that means you would prefer that you had control of the data you are storing the cloud
- Maybe you want to experiment with some new software and expand your Linux skills;
- Perhaps you feel like flexing your Raspberry Pi a little bit.
Whatever the reason, hopefully you can find the answer here.
Is this book for you?
It's not written for experts. It's put together as a guide to get you started if you're unsure about how to make the first move with a Raspberry Pi, Linux and ownCloud.
Why is Just Enough ownCloud being written?
Because in the process of learning things, it's a great way to remember them if you write them down :-).
Writing about how to do cool stuff with computers means that we're accumulating ways to help ourselves out when the going gets tricky. Making a book out of the information is a no-brainer since that way more people benefit from the process.
The awesome that is Leanpub.
The book has some information in it, but there's still a bit more to come. Publishing using Leanpub will allow readers to get easy notification of when updates and improvements are made.
So we hope you get something out of the book, please excuse the sometimes light-hearted conversational manner in which we approach the topic and enjoy ownCloud!
- What are we trying to do?
- Who is this book for?
Other Useful Resources
- The Linux Information Project (linfo.org)
What stuff will we need?
- Raspberry Pi
Setting up the hardware
- The Raspberry Pi
- SD Card
- Keyboard / Mouse
Setting up the Operating System
- Welcome to Raspbian
Sourcing and Setting Up
- Writing Raspbian to the SD Card
- Installing Raspbian
Static IP Address
- The Netmask
- Distinguish Dynamic from Static
- Default Gateway
- Setting up a WiFi Network Connection (optional)
Remote access via ssh
- Setting up the Server (Raspberry Pi)
- Installing SSH on the Raspberry Pi.
- Setting up the Client (Windows)
- Software Updates
Web Server and PHP
- Enable SSL on web webserver (optional)
- Setting up ownCloud
Quick set up for Raspbian and ownCloud on the Raspberry Pi
- Download Raspbian Image
- Writing Raspbian to the SD Card (using Windows)
- Installing Raspbian
- Software Updates
- Static IP Address
- Setting up the PuTTY Client on Windows
- Software Updates
- Web Server and PHP
- Enable SSL on web webserver
- Install ownCloud
- Executing Commands in Linux
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