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Installing SynTail on Linux

The following section demonstrates how to install SynTail on a Linux machine.


  1. Log in as root
  2. Download SynTail from here
  3. Extract the tar file using the following command

    tar -xf SyntailLinux.tar

  4. Ensure the permissions for is set as an executable. If not, use the chmode +x command to change it.
  5. Execute the script
  6. By default, the installation script will install SynTail in /opt folder. You can change this location to any other value if desired. Additionally, it will create necessary scripts in /etc/init.d folder so that SynTail starts automatically after reboot.
  7. Using your browser connect to:


    Notice the URL says "localhost", which means you are connecting to the same machine where SynTail is running. If the browser is successfully able to display the welcome screen it means SynTail is correctly installed and is running.

    Click the right arrow to proceed to the next screen.

  8. Specify a password for the admin account on the following screen. This will be the password you will be required to enter when logging in using the admin account.

    Aside from the admin password, this screen contains a check box for restricting the admin account to localhost. No one will be able to connect as admin from any other machine but the localhost when this box is checked.

  9. Next, specify the email address of the administrator. It is important to specify this value correctly. Since Syncrify runs in the background, the only way for it to communicated to you is via emails.

  10. Finally, the last setup screen is displayed. This screen displays the URL you need to connect to the web interface from any other machine.

  11. When you click next, the main authentication screen is displayed. Specify admin for Login ID and the password you chose earlier.

  12. The next screen registers your copy of SynTail. This is a necessary step and enables your 30-day trial period.


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