Tonido is a great application when we need a personal cloud system. Tonido does not rely on third party server to store our data, pictures, video and any files. It uses our dedicated computer which can be accessed from anywhere. Tonido brings latest security technology to secure the connection between our server and clients. There is no bandwidth and storage limit. The only limit is our own hard disk space.
Tonido server supports Windows, Mac, Linux and Raspberry Pi. Here I will show you how to install and configure Tonido server on Ubuntu 16.04 server. We can easily turn Ubuntu 16.04 into a personal cloud server in a minute.
Steps to install Tonido Server on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1. Update Ubuntu
It is recommended to update your Ubuntu server before attempting to install Tonido.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Download Tonido
We will put Tonido under /usr/local/tonido directory. Use these commands to create it and download Tonido and extract the package.
sudo mkdir /usr/local/tonido
sudo wget http://www.tonido.com/download.php?tonido64.tar.gz
sudo mv download.php?tonido64.tar.gz tonido64.tar.gz
sudo tar -xzvf tonido64.tar.gz
Step 3. Run Tonido
Use this command under /usr/local/tonido to start tonido server
sudo ./tonido.sh start
Starting Tonido Service:dhani@vmtest01:/usr/local/tonido$ nohup: redirecting stderr to stdout
Step 4. Configure Tonido
Open web browser from other computer and type the server IP address with the following format:
It will open the configuration page of Tonido. We need to create free Tonido account
Enter the required details. You will also get the address to access your cloud server. In this example is: http:// gamblisfx01.tonidoid.com. Follow on screen configuration wizard until completed.
Once completed, login to the new Cloud dashboard.
The good thing about Tonido is the fact that we don’t have to pay any third party storage server in the cloud. We can use our existing PC, old computer for this purpose. But for better performance, we can also build Tonido in the cloud such as Amazon AWS etc.