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What is Tonido?

Tonido Server allows you to access all your files on your computer from a web browser, smartphone, tablet or even DLNA-enabled devices. No setup necessary.

You get an easy to remember link to your computer. e.g.:

It is easy to get started, just install the Tonido Server software and run your own Personal Cloud.

See for more info.

Top 10 reasons to install and run Tonido 24x7:

-Secure, private access to your data via an Unique Personal URL. Your files are on your Vortexbox. It'’s your own personal cloud with no monthly fees and no personal data on someone else’'s server.

-Manage your files remotely from anywhere

-Create an URL for any file and share. Instead of uploading files to external servers, you can use Webshare application to create an URL to a file and share the URL with your friends. You will still know who accessed your shared files and exactly when they accessed it.

-Stream your Videos. Watch your videos stored at home straight through your browser.

-Listen to your music collection from anywhere

-Manage your Finances with the Money Manager EX (MMEX) app

-Backup anytime/anywhere. Tonido Backup lets you backup files/folders to another computer within your home or even with another computer that is outside your home network.

-Your personal blog with the Thots app

-Oh and it'’s free and cross platform - Available on Windows/Mac/Linux!

How to install Tonido on VortexBox 2.3:

0. Login to your VortexBox.

1. Install needed packages. Only have to do this once.

yum install binutils libpng12

2. Download the latest Debian package for Tonido (version as of Feb. 2016):

rm -rf /tmp/tonido
mkdir /tmp/tonido
cd /tmp/tonido
mv download.php\?TonidoSetup_i686.deb TonidoSetup.deb

3. Unpack the .deb archive to get data.tar.gz and control.tar.gz:

ar -xv TonidoSetup.deb
ls -l

4. Save the previous installation, if it exists. Skip this step if there is no previous installation in /usr/local/tonido.

/usr/local/tonido/ stop
mv /usr/local/tonido /usr/local/tonido.bak

If you wish to start with a fresh configuration:

mv /root/tonido /root/tonido.bak

5. Unpack data.tar.gz in / to create /usr/local/tonido, /usr/share/applications|menu|pixmaps, etc.:

cd /
tar -xvf /tmp/tonido/data.tar.gz

6. Create service file for Tonido:

A service file allows Tonido to be controlled by the systemctl command to start, stop, and get status.

Create and edit the service file:

nano /lib/systemd/system/tonido.service

Add the following lines to the file:

Description=Tonido Server

ExecStart=/usr/local/tonido/ start
ExecStop=/usr/local/tonido/ stop


Write the file (control-o) and exit (control-x).

7. Start the Tonido server:

systemctl start tonido

This will start the Tonido server and create the /root/tonido directory and the configuration file /root/tonido/data/configex.xml.

To verify Tonido is running:

systemctl status tonido

If you want to autostart Tonido at boot time:

systemctl enable tonido

8. Note: in recent versions of Tonido (Feb. 2016), the value of RemoteAdmin is already set to 1, so the configex.xml file does not have to be edited, and this step can be skipped.

To enable administration from a remote browser, stop the server and edit /root/tonido/data/configex.xml:

systemctl stop tonido
nano /root/tonido/data/configex.xml

Change the value of RemoteAdmin from 0 to 1. Write the file (control-o) and quit (control-x).

Then restart the server:

systemctl start tonido

9. In a browser, go to the Tonido web interface at http://vortexbox-ip:10001 to create account, configure folders, etc. You can also access the Tonido web interface at

To access your personal Tonido Cloud on an iPhone or iPad, install the free Tonido App from the App Store. Login and setup a passcode for additional security.

10. Delete work files:

rm -rf /tmp/tonido

11. If you are happy with the new install, and want to delete the backups (if you created them in step 4):

rm -rf /usr/local/tonido.bak
rm -rf /root/tonido.bak

12. Commands to control Tonido:

To start Tonido:

systemctl start tonido

To stop Tonido:

systemctl stop tonido

To check Tonido status:

systemctl status tonido

To enable autostart at boot:

systemctl enable tonido

To disable autostart at boot:

systemctl disable tonido
how_to_install_tonido_on_2.3_vba.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/24 00:37 by ron