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  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has reached end of life. Beginning in FileCloud version 21.2, Filecloud will no longer support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and some of our packages have already been removed from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. We recommend moving to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/Ubuntu 20.04 LTS now to avoid upgrade issues.
  • If the Linux server is not in a isolated environment where regular users are prevented from using SSH login, we recommend enabling authentication for the MongoDB service to prevent unauthorized access through port forwarding.

The script for full installations of FileCloud Server is available in version 18.1 and later. 

The script method is compatible with:

Ubuntu:18.04, 20.04
Centos: 7.x
RHEL: 7.x 8.x
Debian: buster stretch

For FileCloud to be fully functional, specific versions of packages must be installed on Linux Distros. 
In some cases, customers have updated packages using the apt upgrade command, and when older versions of packages were removed and updated, FileCloud was no longer fully functional.
Therefore we strongly recommend that you make a backup or snapshot of the server before performing a linux package update. 

As an administrator, you can use  the provided script to automatically install a FileCloud instance regardless of the version (Debian, Fedora, etc).

The script opens a basic interface to step you through the installation or upgrade process.

To navigate the interface, use the following keyboard keys:

Arrow UPscroll through the previous options in a field 
Arrow Downscroll through the next options in a field
 Spacebarmove to the next field
 Tabselects the highlighted option

Install FileCloud on LINUX from a Script


  • The FileCloud instance must be accessible to the external network (Internet)
  • The script commands must be executed with root permissions

If the FileCloud Instance doesn't have access to Internet, please contact our support team for assistance.

wget && bash
Step 1. To get the installation script and run it, type the command shown in the first column.

Step 2. On the Installer and Upgrade  screen, to start the process and select Proceed, press Tab.

(lightbulb) If you are having problems, to click Cancel, use the spacebar to highlight Cancel, and then press the Tab key.

Step 3. On the Welcome  screen, to click OK, press the Tab key.

(lightbulb)To review the policies you are agreeing to:

The terms of service can be found here:

The privacy policy can be found here:


 Step 4. After the installation is set up, on the Installer screen, to start the installation and select Proceed, press Tab.

(lightbulb) If you are having problems, to click Cancel, use the spacebar to highlight Cancel, and then press the Tab key.


 Step 5. On the Configure Additional Installations screen, Solr and Preview are selected by default, as indicated by an asterisk. 

a. To keep all of the defaults, use the spacebar to highlight OK, and then press the Tab key.

b. To choose not to install an option, use the spacebar to highlight Solr or Preview, and then use the UP or DOWN arrow key to clear the asterisk from the option. When the option is set the way you want, press the Tab key.

c. When you have specified which options you want to install, use the spacebar to highlight OK, and then press the Tab key.

(lightbulb) Notes

For setting options:

=  Yes, I want to install this option

 =  No, I do NOT want to install this option

What is Solr?

Solr is an open source enterprise search platform. It provides users with the following features:

  • Content search for file types such as txt, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx
  • Regex support for file/folder name searches

What is Preview?

Document Preview allows a user to view the supported file types directly in the User Portal via a web browser.

This feature uses LibreOffice to do the document conversion.


 Step 6. All selected options will be installed.


 Step 7. FileCloud will finish installing.

(lightbulb) When installation is complete, you can use filecloudcp (FileCloud Control Panel) to install any options you chose not to install originally.

Use filecloudcp

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