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Beginning with FileCloud Version 21.1, ServerSync supports SUSE Linux versions 12 and 15.  To use SUSE Linux version 12 with storage application programs such as Dell Unity VSA, enable LAN file sharing.

How to Install FileCloud ServerSync on Linux

  1. Download FileCloud ServerSync App from https://www.getfilecloud.com/additional-downloads/#serversync
  2. After successfully downloading the App, extract the zip file fcserversync_linux_amd64.zip.

    To extract files using the terminal, use the following command:-

    unzip fcserversync_linux_amd64.zip
    Now, you will have a bunch of files in the extracted location.
  3. Give execute permission to fssyncstart.sh and fssync file

    chmod +x fssyncstart.sh
    chmod +x fssync
  4. For a headless (non-gui) setup, edit the config file under fsserviceconfig.xml, and put the necessary parameters for your configuration. For an installation with gui you can use the ServerSync gui interface to configure the synchronization parameters
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    
    
    <variantrow>
    	<rowentry>
    		<name>url</name>
    		<type>string</type>
    		<value>HERE TYPE SERVER URL ADDRESS</value>
    	</rowentry>
    	<rowentry>
    		<name>account</name>
    		<type>string</type>
    		<value>HERE TYPE USER NAME</value>
    	</rowentry>
    	<rowentry>
    		<name>password</name>
    		<type>string</type>
    		<value>HERE TYPE PASSWORD</value>
    	</rowentry>
    	<rowentry>
    		<name>limit_folder_count</name>
    		<type>string</type>
    		<value>2</value>
    	</rowentry>
    	<rowentry>
    		<name>limit_folder_1</name>
    		<type>string</type>
    		<value>HERE_TYPE_REMOTE_FOLDER_PATH|HERE_TYPE_LOCAL_FOLDER_PATH|0|0|0</value>
    	</rowentry>
            <rowentry>
                    <name>limit_folder_2</name>
                    <type>string</type>
                    <value>HERE_TYPE_REMOTE_FOLDER_PATH|HERE_TYPE_LOCAL_FOLDER_PATH|0|0|0</value>
            </rowentry>
    
    
    </variantrow>
  5. Open the terminal, go to the location where the FileCloud ServerSync files were extracted, and then run fssyncstart.sh 

    ./fssyncstart.sh

What If I'm Using Ubuntu 18.10?

For Ubuntu 18.10, please follow the steps below:

  1. Unzip the Linux Sync app package (fcserversync_linux_amd64.zip) to any folder
  2. cd to the above folder
  3. Give execute permission to fssyncinstall-linux.sh
    chmod 777 ./fssyninstall-linux.sh
  4. Open the terminal, go to the location where the FileCloud ServerSync files were extracted and then run
    apt-get update
    ./fssyncinstall-linux.sh install
  5. After these steps, ServerSync app will be shown along with the other desktop apps.  Double-click the app to open it.

    If ServerSync shows the message "There appears to be no system tray support in your current environment", then system tray support needs to be enabled by downloading the extensions.

  6. To download the necessary extensions, head to the TopIcons Plus extensions page on the official GNOME site. From here, click on "Click here to install browser extension.", then click "Allow" and then "Add".
  7. Return to the GNOME extensions page and refresh it. You may see the following message:
    "Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected. Refer documentation for instructions about installing connector."
    If so, click on the "documentation" link in the message. Here, choose your Linux version, and execute the corresponding command in the terminal.
  8. Again, return to the GNOME Extensions page and refresh. Click the "Off/On" button to set it to On state. Then, click download and install option.
  9. Once all the steps above have completed successfully, the ServerSync app can be started by double-clicking the ServerSync icon in the desktop apps.
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