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OwnCloud Rock-on

Please be aware of the common prerequisites for all Rockstor Rock-ons (Docker Plugins); specifically the Initial Rock-ons Setup and The Rock-ons root requirement.

Our ownCloud Rock-on forum area.

What is OwnCloud

OwnCloud is an Open Source self hosting general cloud services system that is gaining popularity with those wishing to take greater control of their internet based services. It’s features include sync and share capabilities across devices and users with; files, contacts, calendars, a news reader, photos management etc. Is also has a plugins capability so can be extended via ownCloud apps. An online demo is availalbe.

OwnCloud Documentation

OwnCloud’s own documentation page is a good place to start, see also their Get Started page and their FAQ. Take care to select the appropriate documentation version appropriate to your install as ownCloud is rapidly developing. Rockstor 3.8-2 introduced our ownCloud Rock-on which on release installed version 8.0.4 of ownCloud. Since ownCloud is quite a large project there is both a User Manual and an Administraion Manual. These links are for version 8.0.

Installing ownCloud Rock-on

First please consider the pre-requisites for any Rockstor Rockon; these are linked to at the top of this document. Note also that the ownCloud Rock-on will require a Share to share / sync and optionally (but recommended) another Share on which you store its configurations files. This makes a total of 3 shares, one for the Rock-on system itself ie The Rock-ons root that may well already have been made and an additional 1 or 2 shares depending on whether you wish to split your ownCloud config from its data, this is highly recommended though.

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Click the Install button next to the ownCloud listing on the Rock-ons page.

OwnCloud Shares

Next we select the Storage areas for ownCloud’s data, configuration, and data base (DB). Here we are using the recommended names.

  • owncloud-config - min 1 GB
  • owncloud-data - room enough for your data and snapshots.
  • owncloud-db - min 1 GB

If you find that these values are insufficient then please discus this on the Rockstor forum so that this document might be updated and improved.

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N.B. to create these Storage areas please see our Creating a share.

OwnCloud Ports

These are the Default Ports and it is unlikely you will have to alter them.

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This is the port you will use to access the OwnCloud UI.

OwnCloud DataBase

We are now required to enter a password and username that owncloud will use for it’s database administration.

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Note the above entries are for illustration purposes only. Take great care to record this database username and password by your chosen method.

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Now check that the entered details are correct before clicking Submit.

Closing the resulting simple Installation is in progress dialog and we have:-

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and a few minutes later depending on internet and machine speed:-

The OwnCloud Rock-on is ON

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N.B. Notice the OwnCloud UI button and the spanner to adjust the Rock-on settings.

Also note that we have an i icon and it informs us that:-

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Reproduced here for clarity:-

Additional information about OwnCloud Rock-on:

Default username for your OwnCloud UI is admin and password is changeme

OwnCloud UI

The Default OwnCloud UI accessed via the OwnCloud UI button on the Rock-ons page:-

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You can now configure your very own ownCloud Rock-on; OwnCloud Documentation

Remember to change your ownCloud admin user’s password.

Admin top right in OwnCloud UI and Users.