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I installed ubuntu server 13.10

  • FTP and SFTP server work OK
  • SSH via terminal works as well
  • no desktop - only terminal input / output

Now I want to install a private cloud - with calendar and contact synchronization.

What are the best next steps ?

Do I need the unity-desktop ? If yes, how can I install it from within the server ? - and then ? If not, I would need the terminal commands to proceed.

All of what I read so far, required a desktop

Best regards

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Devstack is the simplest way to set up a private cloud without using a GUI, and the instructions are available at the OpenStack website. You will need to make sure git is installed with sudo apt-get install git-core, [Download DevStack] with git clone https://github.com/openstack-dev/devstack.git whose repository contains a script that installs OpenStack and templates for configuration files. Then, start the install with cd devstack; ./stack.sh

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Wouldn't OpenStack be a bit overkill for calendar and contact synchronization? Just a thought... –  Luis Flores III Jan 10 at 18:44
    
OP asked for 'Now I want to install a private cloud - with calendar and contact synchronization.' If he wants a cloud, then perhaps there is some other reason beyond calendar & contacts. English, she is such an imprecise lingo. –  K7AAY Jan 10 at 18:48

You should not need a desktop installed to run any web based services, but you will probably need to set up a LAMP server. As for the cloud services you are looking to set up, I would take a look at ownCloud, it is a nice fully featured suite (Calendar, Contacts, Dropbox like file sync with document editing, etc...)

You can find simple installation instructions here

And Configuration information can be found in the Documentation Centre here

Hope it Helps.

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