How to Install Tonido Personal Sync and Sharing Cloud Server on Ubuntu Linux

Tonido offers a truly open-source, self-hosted cloud service that can replace proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized.

Like other open-source cloud services, Tonido provides similar functions, but lets you choose where your data is stored and how it is being accessed. Those who have tried OwnCloud, Nextcloud, and other storage services and athey’re still not sold can try Tonido instead.

Tonido enables private cloud services on users’ servers. You can access all your files on your computer from a web browser, smartphone, tablet, or even DLNA-enabled devices.

To access your cloud securely, just browse your easy-to-remember link.

For more about Tonido, please visit its homepage.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Tonido on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04…

To get started with installing Tonido, follow the steps below:

Install Required Package

Before you can run the Tonido script, you must first install the package below. This package isn’t available via Ubuntu default repositories anymore. you will have to manually download and install it.

To do that, run the commands below:

cd /tmp
sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

After installing the required package above, continue below to install Tonido

Download and Install Tonido

Now that the required package is installed, run the commands below to download Tonido 64-bit script. Then extract it into a newly created directory called /usr/local/tonido

wget wget
sudo mkdir /usr/local/tonido
sudo tar -zxvf download.php\?tonido64.tar.gz -C /usr/local/tonido

After that, you can simply run the commands below to start Tonido server.

sh /usr/local/tonido/ start

If you want to stop the Tonido server, run the commands below:

sh /usr/local/tonido/ stop

That should start the service and allow you to access via the local server IP or hostname.

Tonido Ubuntu Install

You’ll have created your account name. This is the name you’ll use followed by to access your cloud storage online.

Tonido Ubuntu Install

Continue with your setup and complete it.

Tonido Ubuntu Install

You can choose to allow all folder access or only those you select.

Tonido Ubuntu Install

Android, Apple, and Windows apps are available to install on your devices so you can access cloud storage from any device.

Tonido Ubuntu Install


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Tonido on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS servers.

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