A CoBox Seeder is the software to backup or 'seed' your files, similar to how BitTorrent seeders increase resilience. More seeders is a good thing.
The CoBox Seeder takes this concept further by introducing encrypted copies of the seeds. CoBox Seeders seed data without holding the encryption keys. That means anyone running a seeder won't be able to read the content of your files on your encrypted file system.
You can configure a stable computer, such as a Raspberry Pi in your home, or a Virtual Private Server somewhere on the Internet, to begin seeding data.
Once installed, the Seeder enables you to:
- Create a code to invite friends (or your other devices) to be administrators of the Seeder.
- Start or stop seeding peers encrypted folders (seeds).
To install or update cobox-seeder, you should run the install script. To do that, you may either download and run the script manually, or use the following cURL or Wget command:
curl -o- https://cobox.cloud/releases/cobox-seeder-v1.0.0-alpha.1/download.sh | bash
wget -qO- https://cobox.cloud/releases/cobox-seeder-v1.0.0-alpha.1/download.sh | bash
Running either of the above commands downloads a script and runs it. The script downloads a tarball that contains the release binary required by your operating system with additional assets and unpacks the contents to the install directory.
cobox-seeder: command not found: On Linux, after running the install script, if you see no feedback from your terminal after you type command -v cobox-seeder, simply close your current terminal, open a new terminal, and try verifying again.
This will start the seeder in a background process using
Configure the seeder using
Use the following command to print out the keys that you will need to use to backup data here.