Using the integrated webserver

Here comes a short guide that tells you how to use the integrated webserver.

1. Preparing USB Storage Device

While it is possible to use the routers flash to host any websites, we are going to use a USB drive in order to store a larger amount of data. Get your usb device ready and partition it with the tool of your choice.

I recommend sat least 2 partitions. First partition should be a swap with ~512MB.  For the second partition I recommend a drive with a few gigabytes and filesystem Ext3.  When creating the second partition you can label it with the name “Jffs”, thus the integrated automounter will mount it directly to /jffs.

If you are done with partitioning attach the drive to your router.

2. Setting up USB Support

USB

As shown in the above screenshot our second partition is now mounted to /jffs. If you did not set a label you can now use the UUID of this partition and add it to Mount this partition to /jffs field. This will also tell the automounter to mount this partition to /jffs. Swap is automatically mounted.

3.  Setting up Shares

Shares

Now we setup a share in order to access the drive via windows explorer or dolphin etc. In my case I’m going to create a share with name JFFS with the path of the previously mounted partition (/jffs).

As it is set  to be public anyone can access it. If you want only certain users to access the drive, remove the public flag and setup a few users and their rights.

4. Setup Webserver

Webserver

Just enable the integrated webserver and press apply. At this time the webserver is only reachable from the internal network. If you need WAN access you have to forward ports accordingly.

5. Download Pydio and Copy Files to /jffs/www

pydio

Download the Manual Installation. Once you have downloaded it extract the zip. Copy it to the routers usb drive e.g. by using windows explorer accessing share \\R7000\JFFS\www.

www

6. Access the Webserver and Start Configuring Pydio

pydiohttp

pydiodatabase

As the integrated webserver a does not support mysql you have to choose Sqlite 3 for your Storage Type, see screenshot. After you are done with the pydio configuration you are ready to login.

pydiodashboard

If everything worked out, you are now ready to add files to your personal cloud:-)

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