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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!

Here's how to install the current version of Tonido on VortexBox:

0. Login to your VortexBox.

1. Download the latest Debian package for Tonido:

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

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

ar -xv TonidoSetup.deb
ls -l

Note: If you get

bash: ar: command not found

then install the binutils package to get the /usr/bin/ar command:

yum install binutils

Then try “ar -xv TonidoSetup.deb” again.

3. 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

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

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

5. Start the Tonido server:

/usr/local/tonido/ start

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

/usr/local/tonido/ stop
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:

/usr/local/tonido/ start

7. 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

8. To have Tonido autostart at boot, edit /usr/local/sbin/

nano /usr/local/sbin/

Add the line

/usr/local/tonido/ start

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

9. Delete work files:

rm -rf /tmp/tonido

10. If you are happy with the new install, and want to delete the backup (if you created it in step 3):

rm -rf /usr/local/tonido.bak
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