HowTo: Update Seafile Server for generic Linux to version 6.1.2 64bit

Seafile Server is an open source alternative to public cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, Google Drive and Citrix Sharefile. It works on free Linux Distributions like Debian and gives you the freedom to use the comfort of a modern synchronization client, the simplicity of a modern WebGUI, completed with the knowledge where your data is and who can access it.

Since 17.02.2017 the eighth maintenance release version 6.1.2 is public available.

Time to upgrade the server! πŸ˜€

My Debian 8 GNU/Linux virtual machine:

  • Debian GNU/Linux 8.9 (jessie) amd64
  • Apache 2.4 web server
  1. Since my migration from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Debian 8, my folder structure switched from ‘home -> opt’:
  2. Switch to the install path of your Seafile installation.
  3. Download the latest version.
  4. Unpack the archive.
  5. The directory listing should look similar to this example:
  6. Stop the services before the update.
  7. List the available update scripts:
  8. The update from 6.0.x to 6.1.x is a major version update, so have to use theΒ upgrade_6.0_6.1.shΒ script:
  9. Revise the file system permissions:
  10. Start the Services.

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope I could help someone out there!


Author: Marco

Marco is an IT-System administrator and IT-Consultant with 10+ years experience. He is specialized in the delivery of virtual Apps and Desktops with Citrix solutions. In 2017 he has been awarded Citrix Technology Advocate by Citrix for his community work (#CTA). His second core area is availability & performance monitoring with Zabbix, a leading open-source solution. His employer is the German IT-Company ANAXCO, which is developing a Transport Management Software (TMS) based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. More about Marco

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