NFS and Seafile

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NFS and Seafile

Postby Loci.Cantos » 2019-11-24 22:38


I'm thinking I am going to set up an NFS server on an old box I have and let it run 24/7. Also, I've recently read about Seafile and I'm considering using seafile on the same server for some of my more regularly active file modifications. Using seafile to synchronize a narrow group of my often-used data files across systems is a very appealing proposition. This way I can keep my most important files synched (avoiding the use of email, nfs, and even flash drive sneaker-net), and I can use nfs for the less dynamic, one-off stuff. Seafiles seems like it is worth having as, it's kind of like having one's own google docs, without google reading everything and selling it as demographics. :wink:

NFS is pretty straight forward; still, I'm always open to hearing how people may be applying it in Debian (there are many good ideas in these forums). Also, does anyone have experience with seafile?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: NFS and Seafile

Postby sunrat » 2019-11-25 02:53

I never heard of it but checked it out and it looks quite interesting. Also it's available in Debian's own repositories which is good.
I currently use Syncthing for similar purpose and am happy with it.
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Re: NFS and Seafile

Postby zenlord » 2019-11-29 13:02

I'm using NFS 4.1 with Kerberos in a small office I'm maintaining, both for a shared drive and the $HOME folders.
The office is migrating away from Intel NUC machines to laptops, and I did struggle to go from the relatively easy NFSv3 (behind a firewall) to NFSv4 out in the open, but I believe I have now grasped how to make it work. I'm just now upgrading from Stretch to Buster, and NFS didn't budge a millimeter.

I have no experience with Seafile, but I do have a few instances of Nexctloud running (on Debian+Apache+Postgresql). Happy with that.
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