Every day the use of tools that are in La Núvol are more used and more requested, now it is no longer just using the simple Dropbox but we make use of Google Drive, We listen to music on spotify or edit our presentations in Slid.us. Aware of this is Canonical which is improving every day your server version of Ubuntu integrating better access with mobile devices, input devices such as graphics tablets or multifunction equipment. He is also working on specific applications so that an Ubuntu server can serve us as one personal cloud. But despite being Canonical, these tools are quite a bit more expensive than older ones as they can be OwnCloud or Seafile. I want to talk about the latter today, as with its recent update it has become one of the best free options to have a Personal cloud.
What does Seafile offer?
Seafile has reached version 2, after which we can say that Seafile has a similar operation to GIT. Among the possibilities it entails Seafile, There is the need to create groups and that these are also created by users as well as being able to choose which group to join. Sync all files, Those we want or all, with the client program. It has audio and video support, so both our users and we can view audio and video files directly without having the player installed. Another quality of Seafile is that it gives us the possibility of encrypt files, So that we can enjoy more security against attacks or human errors that many administrators often suffer.
Collaboration is another of the strengths of Seafile, Since the option of create wikis and comment files or have a discussion module for users of this Cloud, Which despite being personal you can share with other people.
But in my opinion, the strongest point of Seafile is the range of platforms it has. Seafile it is presented in two formats: server format and client format. We downloaded the first one and installed it on our home server, without any problems; while the second format is for multiple platforms as it works as a viewfinder or remote manager for Seafile. The platforms for Seafile Client they are Windows, GNU / Linux, Android, iOS and Mac OS. The most common platforms with more users.
On the official website of Seafile, The installation of Seafile Server and Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Ubuntu Server 11.10, Although in later versions it will also work, although not with the same security as with these versions. As for the client version, Seafile can be used from Ubuntu 12.04 to Saucy Salamander, The latest version of Ubuntu.
For now that’s all, for more information, I recommend you try the tool, it’s worth it and it’s free, although if you don’t want to risk it, stay tuned as we’ll talk about how to have a personal cloud and install Seafile and other cloud-type tools.
More Information – Ubuntu One: Synchronizing any folder and publishing file, Ubuntu One Music Store in Banshee,
Source and Image – Seafile official website