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Installing inSync server on Linux

This topic explains the procedure of installing inSync server on Linux.

Before you begin

Before you install inSync server on Linux, ensure that the following tasks are complete:

  • You must have root privileges on the computer on which you plan to install the inSync server.
  • Make sure that the computer is set to the desired time zone. The records in the Live Activities stream display time based on the time zone set on the computer at the time of installation.
  • You have downloaded the inSync server installation package on the computer where you are installing it. If you are installing the inSync server on Ubuntu, make sure you have downloaded the .deb package. If you are installing the inSync server on CentOS, make sure you have downloaded the .rpm package.
  • Install 32-bit Linux libraries on your computer. Installing these libraries make the 32-bit installer compatible with your 64-bit Linux computer.
    • To install the libraries on Ubuntu, run the following command:

      # sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
    • To install the libraries on CentOS, run the following command:

      $ sudo yum install glibc

Installation procedure

Installing inSync server on Ubuntu

To install inSync server

  • From the directory that contains the .deb package, run the following command:
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture <package_name>

In the above command, <package_name> represents the file name (along with the extension) of the .deb package.

Installing inSync master server on CentOS

To install inSync server

  • From the directory that cotains the .rpm package, run the following command:
rpm -ivh <package_name>

In the above command, <package_name> represents the filename (along with the extension) of the .rpm package.

Post-installation configuration

To configure the inSync server

  1. Open Terminal and run the following command:
sudo insync-config.sh
  1. When prompted, enter the first administrator details.
    • Administrator Name: The display name of the first administrator.
    • E-mail address: The e-mail ID of the first administrator. The administrator will need this ID to log on to the inSync Admin Console.
    • Password: The password for the first administrator.

About the insync-config.sh file

To view the various options in the file, run the following command:

sudo insync-config.sh -h

To reconfigure the administrator account, run the following command:

sudo insync-config.sh -f

To check if an inSync administrator account is active, run the following command:

sudo insync-config.sh -c

Next steps

This document has been written assuming you have assigned yourself the first administrator role. In case you have assigned somebody else the first administrator role, share the following information with the person:

  • The IP address and backup port number of the server
  • The email address and password assigned to the administrator

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