Just Enough ownCloud on a Raspberry Pi
Minimum price
Minimum paid price

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!

About the Author

Malcolm Maclean
Sam King

I have a passion for knowledge and I realise that part of the responsibility of gathering knowledge is being able to advance the state of the human condition in some way.

My aims using ownCloud, the Raspberry Pi, Linux and in writing this book were to play with software and hardware, achieve a personal goal and try something new for fun.

I don't have a formal Linux or coding background so the way I explain things is focussed on trying to impart that understanding in a simple but functional way.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter (@d3noob), I find it a great service to get alerted to what's going on.

Bundles that include this book

Minimum price
Bundle Price

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Welcome!
    • What are we trying to do?
    • Who is this book for?
    • Other Useful Resources
      • owncloud.org
      • raspberrypi.org
      • howtovmlinux.com
      • The Linux Information Project (linfo.org)
    • What stuff will we need?
      • Raspberry Pi
      • ownCloud
  • Setting up the hardware
    • Hardware
      • The Raspberry Pi
      • Case
      • SD Card
      • Keyboard / Mouse
      • Video
      • Network
  • Setting up the Operating System
    • Welcome to Raspbian
    • Sourcing and Setting Up
      • Downloading
      • Writing Raspbian to the SD Card
    • Installing Raspbian
    • Static IP Address
      • The Netmask
      • Distinguish Dynamic from Static
      • Default Gateway
      • Edit the interfaces file
    • 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
  • Linux Commands
    • Executing Commands in Linux
    • The Commands
      • apt-get
      • ifconfig
      • sudo

The Leanpub 60 Day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

Now, this is technically risky for us, since you'll have the book or course files either way. But we're so confident in our products and services, and in our authors and readers, that we're happy to offer a full money back guarantee for everything we sell.

You can only find out how good something is by trying it, and because of our 100% money back guarantee there's literally no risk to do so!

So, there's no reason not to click the Add to Cart button, is there?

See full terms...

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $13 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub