Run Syncthing on your server

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SyncThing is a well-known self-hosted shared disk. It is like Google Drive, Dropbox, and so on, but on your own, free, space-unlimited server! Let's install it now!

Syncthing is a best opensource file share

I am using Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS on x86_64 server.

  1. Install docker (remove part needed to delete older versions of docker, that might be installed during OS installation, if you already have docker, skip this step):
sudo apt update && sudo apt remove docker docker-engine && sudo apt install

2. Pull synching from dockerhub:

docker pull syncthing/syncthing

3. Run container using the command (port 8384 required for GUI):

docker run -p 8384:8384 -p 22000:22000/tcp -p 22000:22000/udp \
    -v /home/reni/st-sync:/var/syncthing \
    --hostname=my-syncthing \

4. Go to localhost:8384 (or host where you're running syncthing ) to check syncthing GUI: Image for a hint

5. Don't forget to configure the user in Settings menu, to restrict access to you storage:

Image for a hint


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Sep 16, 2017
by Bruce Hardy
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