Seafile is an open-source file hosting software that can run on the Raspberry Pi. It offers a centralized space to upload and synchronize files to supported Seafile clients, ensuring data control and privacy. In this guide, we’ll focus on the free community edition of Seafile.
To set up Seafile on your Raspberry Pi, you’ll need to follow a series of steps. First, ensure your Raspberry Pi is running a 64-bit version of Raspberry Pi OS. You’ll use Docker to simplify the installation process.
Here are the key steps:
- Update and Upgrade: Start by updating the package list and upgrading packages on your Raspberry Pi.
- Install Docker: Install Docker on your Raspberry Pi using a guide for installation and configuration.
- Create a Directory: Create a directory for Seafile to store its configuration files.
- Write a Docker Compose File: Create a Docker Compose file for Seafile. This file includes essential settings like database password, volume path for data storage, time zone, admin email, admin password, HTTPS configuration, and hostname settings.
- Start Seafile: Use the Docker Compose command to start Seafile on your Raspberry Pi. This process may take a few minutes as it sets up containers for Seafile, the SQL database, and memcached.
- Access the Web Interface: Find your Raspberry Pi’s IP address using the
hostnamecommand. Access Seafile’s web interface by entering the IP address in your web browser.
- Log In: Log in to the Seafile web interface using the admin email and password specified in the Docker Compose file.
- Update Password: For security, update the default password specified in the Docker Compose file. You can do this through the user settings in the Seafile interface.
By following these steps, you can install and configure Seafile on your Raspberry Pi. Seafile provides a secure and self-hosted solution for file hosting and synchronization, ensuring you have control over your data.
We’ve done some other installations guide articles on some pretty neat applications for the raspberry pi, check them out here:
- Installing Mealie on the Raspberry Pi
- Installing PyTorch on the Raspberry Pi
- Installing Tailscale to the Raspberry Pi
For more detailed instruction read Installing Seafile on the Raspberry Pi