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How to deploy the Pydio InstantApp with Object Storage

Reviewed on 10 May 2021Published on 04 June 2018
  • compute
  • media-sharing
  • Pydio-InstantApp
  • Object-Storage

Deploying Pydio with Object Storage

This page shows you how to spawn a Pydio application with Object Storage.


Pydio is an open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web/mobile/desktop).

The Pydio application will store files in our Object Storage to you have an highly available and unlimited storage.

Deploying Pydio

  1. Before starting, click the “Create a Server” button in the control panel.

  2. You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the Pydio image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Instance:

    Choose the server type and click the Create a Server button. This action starts your server with Etherpad pre-installed.

Installing and Configuring Pydio

When your server is running, you can see the server’s IP address in the server list on the control panel. Connect to the server via SSH and prepare the installation of Pydio:

  1. Configure the repository of Pydio and update the arp cache:

    apt-get install apt-transport-https
    echo "deb bionic main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pydio.list
    wget -qO - | apt-key add -
    apt-get update
  2. Install Pydio and its requirements:

    apt-get install pydio
    apt-get install pydio-all
    apt-get install php-xml php-dom mariadb-server
  3. Initialize the MariaDB database server:

  4. Create the database and user account for Pydio:

    mysql -u root -p
    CREATE USER "pydio" IDENTIFIED BY "secret_password";
    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON pydio.* TO "pydio";
  5. Quit the MariaDB client by typying \q.

  6. Open the file /usr/share/pydio/plugins/access.s3/manifest.xml and add a nl-ams Region to it:

    <param name="REGION" group="CONF_MESSAGE[Location]" type="select" choices="nl-ams|Scaleway AMS, [...] label="CONF_MESSAGE[Region]" description="CONF_MESSAGE[S3 storage region]" mandatory="false"/>

Configuring the admin access

  1. Open your web browser and type http://YOUR_SERVER_IP/pydio to start the configuration of Pydio.

  2. Configure the admin user:

Configuring the database

Pydio stores its configuration in a MySQL database. Enter the credentials of the database that you have created before.

Configuring global options

The application let you customize some global parameters, like the language that is used by default:

Click the button to complete the installation.

Login and start using Pydio

Pydio is now installed and ready to use. Enter the username and password you set during the configuration and login

Configuring Pydio with Object Storage

  1. Click the Storage button in the Scaleway control panel.

  2. Click Create a Bucket to create a bucket for Pydio to store files inside.

  3. Name your bucket and validate your bucket creation (a bucket name must contain only alphanumeric and lowercase characters)

  4. Generate an API key to have the required access_key and secret_key.

  5. In Pydio, click the three dots, to display the menu, then click Settings.

  6. Move the curser to the left edge of the page, to display the menu and click Workspaces followed by + Workspace.

  7. Click Workspace based by… Driver, select ** S3 Amazon Web Service as driver and fill-in with your the details of your API key.

    • KEY: your access key
    • SECRET KEY: your secret_key
    • REGION: Scaleway AMS
    • BUCKET: The name of the bucket you created
  8. Scroll down to the Custom Storage section and fill in the information about the storage endpoint:



    Edit the Storage URL parameter to the region of your bucket. It can either be:

    • (Paris, France)
    • (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    • (Warsaw, Poland)
  1. Submit, once all your inputs are complete

You now have a new workspace using Object Storage that allows you to have an highly available and unlimited storage.