Installing on Debian/Ubuntu
Debian/Ubuntu users can install SeaDrive from our Debian repository.
To install the client, first add the signing key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 8756C4F765C9AC3CB6B85D62379CE192D401AB61
Then add the repo to your apt source list, here we use Debian 8 (jessie) as an example. Change it to "stretch" for Debian 9. Change it to "xenial" for Ubuntu 16.04.
echo deb http://deb.seadrive.org jessie main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/seafile.list sudo apt-get update
To install SeaDrive with GUI:
sudo apt-get install seadrive-gui
To install SeaDrive without GUI:
sudo apt-get install seadrive-daemon
Installing on CentOS 7
Add the repo
wget -O- https://git.io/seadrive-centos7-repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/seadrive.repo
Install SeaDrive Client
sudo yum install -y epel-release sudo yum install -y seadrive --enablerepo=cr
Running SeaDrive with GUI
To use SeaDrive, just run "SeaDrive" from your desktop environment, or type "seadirve-gui" in command line. After logging into your server, the virtual drive will be mounted in
Running SeaDrive without GUI
In some use cases, it is useful to run SeaDrive in a server environment. To use SeaDrive without GUI, you can directly run seadrive-daemon (the background daemon) from command line.
First, you have to obtain an access token from your server.
curl -d "email@example.com" -d "password=123456" https://seafile.example.com/api2/auth-token/
Then you have to prepare a config file for SeaDrive. Let's assume that you save the config file as
[account] server = https://seafile.example.com username = firstname.lastname@example.org token = 3131a3a93156f80bc86aa9f12cf794e0364ed57b is_pro = true [general] client_name = johns-ubuntu [cache] size_limit = 10GB clean_cache_interval = 10
You can only specify one account in the config file. If you need to switch accounts, you'll have to stop SeaDrive, change config file and restart. Meaning of config options are as following:
- token: The access token you obtained above.
- is_pro: Set to true if your server is Pro edition.
- client_name: This name will be displayed in the device information on the server.
- size_limit: Size limit of local cache space.
- clean_cache_interval: Interval of cache cleaning. The unit is minute.
Then you can start seadrive:
seadrive -c ~/seadrive.conf -f -d data-directory [-l logfile] virtual-drive-dir
Note that you must give
-f option in the command line, to make sure seadrive runs in foregound, instead of forking as a daemon. By default, the data directory used by the SeaDrive GUI client will be
~/.seadrive/data. It's recommended to use this path for data directory to be consistent with the GUI client. The log file path is
Sometimes you'll see the following error:
fuse: bad mount point `/home/user/SeaDrive': Transport endpoint is not connected
You can run
fusermount -u /home/user/SeaDrive to fix the problem.