All you need to do is,

1. Click on the item(File/Folder) which you need to share.   

2. Click on the “Advanced Options”.


3. In the Manage Share Dialog that appears, Click on “Expires” under Expires Section. Pick a date.

4.Click on “Update”.

Thats it! Your share will be now valid only till the expiry date! Once the Expiry date has reached the share URL becomes invalid.

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Tonido and FileCloud Windows Phone 8 App in Beta

We are pleased to announce the beta of our fully redesigned Windows Phone 8 app for Tonido and FileCloud.

Some of the features are

1. Built from ground up to take advantage of Windows 8 facilities

2. Modern UI to improve user experience

3. Full support for Tonido’s indexing features such as access Music, Photos and Video library

4. Supports mulitple accounts similar to the iOS and Android Application


This is your chance to get a preview as well as provide feedback. Here is how.

If you have a windows 8 phone and would like to take part in the beta,  Please send your microsoft email id to support @ with the subject “Windows Phone 8 App Beta”  and we will provide beta access to the app.


Here are some of the screenshots of the application





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Tech Tip :- Restrict folders for Tonido Remote access

Tonido by default shows all your files in your computer or device.

To restrict access to only a few folders that you wish to show remotely, you can follow the steps below:

1. Go to Settings Tab and then Misc, Scroll down to find Allowed Folders.

2.First you want to select the folder, that you wish to show remotely. After adding click on check-box to enable access to only selected Folders.

3.If you want to allow multiple folders, then you should disable the check-box, add the folders required and then re-enable the check-box.

4.The added “allowed folder” can also be deleted.

**Note:- If you do not select any folder and enable the check-box, then no files will be shown.

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Announcing FileCloud 5.0 – Network Folder Sync, Endpoint Backup, Openstack and more

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of FileCloud 5.0.

FileCloud 5.0 is a landmark release which brings unprecedented power and features to make FileCloud the best Private Enterprise File Sharing and Sync Solution available in the market today.



Here are the major highlights:

Network Folder Offline Access

Previous to FileCloud 5.0, it was not possible to make Network Folders available offline for editing (for example: Managed Storage Synced Files). Now in FileCloud 5.0, we are now supporting the ability to make network folders available offline locally for employees to use when offline. They can edit and modify files and they can then synchronize the files back the Network Folders when online.

Endpoint Backup

FileCloud 5.0 also introduces the ability to backup employee’s data in arbitrary folders on computers  running Windows, Mac or Linux to FileCloud for safekeeping.
Folders selected for backup are automatically backed up on a schedule selected by the user.

Sync App Improvements

There are many significant sync app improvements including key usability fixes in Windows where icon overlays are used to indicate the sync status of files directly in Windows Explorer.

There is also a status window, that shows the synchronization status clearly and unambiguously. This is useful especially if you are synchronizing large datasets and want to track the progress of the sync.


OpenStack Support

The OpenStack Object Store, known as Swift, offers cloud storage software so that you can store and retrieve lots of data with a simple API. It’s built for scale and optimized for durability, availability, and concurrency across the entire data set. FileCloud 5.0 allows using OpenStack Swift as a storage backend instead of using traditional disk storage. This allows building very large storage solutions at the fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise systems.


iOS Media Backup

Endpoint backup is not limited only to Desktops.
The new FileCloud iOS app allows employees to automatically backup their media files (photos and videos) directly to FileCloud.


We are continuing in our quest to make Tonido FileCloud the best Private Enterprise Cloud solution in the market. We believe FileCloud 5.0 is a major landmark release in that quest and augurs well for the future.

Read the full releases notes for list of all changes.

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Backup your data using FileCloudSync ( Beginning with FileCloud 5.0 )

All you have to do is

  1. Right click FileCloud Sync app and click on “More Options”
  2. Select “Backup And Other Settings”
  3. In the “Settings” window that appears , click on “Backup”.
  4. Add Folder that  you need to backup by clicking on “Add Backup Folder”



Once you have added the folder that you need to backup, you can set the schedule for backup. To achieve this, Select a mode from the “Schedule” dropdown

 Your data is now backed up to the folder “Backups” in the FileCloud Server





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Tech Tip: Sharing Pictures, Music, Videos and Documents from your computer via Facebook

Sharing  Pictures, Music, Video and Documents via Facebook:

Simple and easy way to share files and folder in facebook:

1. Click on the file you want to share. A small panel will open to your right and hit share in that panel


2. Go to Advanced Options.


3. Right above you will see Facebook icon. Click on it and Share via Facebook.


Sharing Vacation pics folder in a single link.


Now you can share this link on your timeline or send a private message to your friend.

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Dropbox Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Change – What it means to your Data and Rights?


Today Dropbox has changed the Terms Of Service and Privacy Policy  once again.  We don’t have the legal expertise to comment on the  merits and demerits of Arbitration clause or the importance of user rights to seek legal remedy in a court of law.  From the user comments on the blog post, it does seem like a unpopular move by Dropbox.

But we can say one thing: Once personal data moves from your computer to a 3rd party cloud, the data is not yours anymore…

Luckily our users have Tonido. We are proud of the personal cloud service that we have created and run over 5 years to  safeguard your privacy and online freedom.  At this time, there is no better challenge in the internet and our team is ready to carry on the fight with your help.

We promise to our users that we will make Tonido as the #1 Personal Cloud .


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Automatic Photo and Video Backup using Tonido iOS app!

One of the most important features of public cloud services like Dropbox,  iCloud etc is the ability to automatically upload photos and videos of the mobile devices without user intervention. This is a very convenient feature and knowing that your photos and videos are always  tucked away in a safe  location is a great feeling. Unfortunately, with the amount of photos and videos generated by the mobile devices, the storage size can balloon resulting in a) costly storage fee b) requiring constant management of images/videos to free up more space. Further, your personal photos are stored in a 3rd party server where your data privacy, security and ownership is a big question mark.

ALL that changes with Tonido, where you own your storage and is completely run and managed by you!

With the latest Tonido iOS App and Tonido server (Both free upgrades of course!) you can now get this feature in your very own private cloud. No more storage fee, No more subscriptions, privacy concerns! you simply slap in a cheap hard disk and point it to Tonido to use it for backing up your photos and videos.

This functionality is currently available only in the Tonido iOS app and will soon be coming to the Android version as well.

So, What is needed?

1. The latest Tonido iOS app from Apple appstore (v7.0).

2. Latest Tonido server (As of Feb 10, it is v4.77.0.25919) . To update, simply go to Settings->General -> “Check for Updates” and follow prompts.

and here is how to enable it


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Using .bashrc in Unix systems

If you are a system administrator, your tasks generally require you to login to many systems remotely through the terminal, and having proper knowledge of useful commands is a must! However, just knowing about these commands is not sufficient because you need to use them efficiently. Getting your mind over the bashrc file is one step in that process.

Where is the .bashrc file located?

Since messing around with the .bashrc file can cause big issues with your system, it is a hidden file located in your home directory. That means you can open the file with any text editor by going to ~/.bashrc. The absolute path is /home/<my_username>/.bashrc (more…)

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Tonido Server and Tonido Drive v4.75.0.25764 Available Now

Happy New year and The first of 2014 Tonido server updates is now available for all OS versions.

This build focuses primarily on the indexing functionality as well as miscellaneous bug fixes.

Specify media type to index in a folder

With this build, it is possible to index only Audio/photos/videos and any combination of the three. By default all the three types of media will be indexed.





Enabled Large Image Caching 

Tonido’s Prepare media capability and Indexing functionality used to cache only the thumbnail images. With this build, thumb nail and larger versions of the image will be cached resulting in significant improvement in  access performance using mobile apps.


Bug fixes:

Preserve Audio Metadata Case: The indexed audio metadata read via MP3’s ID3 Tags or from FLAC files will be maintained. This requires re-indexing of the audio files

Maintain Audio Album’s Track Number: The default view of an album will be sorted using track number of the audio files

Robust FLAC file metadata extraction: There were instances of incorrect strings being extracted for FLAC files. These have been fixed.

Access history for public shares: This build fixes the access logs of public shares.

Stability improvements: A number of fixes have been rolled into this release to improve the server stability.



Tonido Drive Changes:

As a part of this release, Tonido Drive has also been updated.

The Tonido Drive has been significantly updated to improve stability and performance as well as fixing a number of bugs.

Some of the important fixes are

– Fixes a bug that prevents access of root drives (Drive_x type of folders)

– Handles server side updates correctly

– Improves performance for Microsoft Office Document editing



The release notes are available here

We would love to hear from you. Please let us know of your feedback via our forums or via Facebook.


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