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A Python tool to handle clean read-only (re-)syncs of Seafile libraries with the intention to mirror them.
If you have Seafile libraries, you may want to back them up in a safe place automatically.
One option is to snapshot/backup the whole server on which the library is stored. However, in some situations, this may not be feasible or even not possible.
This is why this repository offers a different way: you can define one or multiple Seafile libraries that shall be downloaded to a local directory. These libraries can belong to the same or a different user, and even on different Seafile servers!
- Download/sync defined libraries in customisable intervals
- De-sync libaries immediately after they have been downloaded to avoid sync errors
- Allow to force-re-sync a library even if its re-sync interval hasn't reached yet
- Extensive informative and error logging
- Created with automation in mind so you can run it in cronjobs or systemd triggers
- Deal with the numerous caveats of
seaf-cliand Seafile in general
The tool depends on the following applications:
You can install the latest release via
pip3 install seafile-mirror.
The tool is executable by
--help flag informs you about
the required and available commands.
There is also an Ansible
role that takes care of
installing the tool via
pipx, setting up a systemd service, and running it
To keep the Seafile daemon that is required for
seafile-cli running in the
background, check out this exemplary systemd
Configuration is done in a YAML file called
seafile_mirror.conf.yaml. You can
find an example here.
If that configuration file resides in the same location your current working
directory, you should provide
Logging and caching
The tool creates
seafile_mirror.log in addition to the log to the standard
output in the configuration directory. With
-v you can print DEBUG messages
that will help you in case of problems.
It also caches the current status of synced libraries and their latest full
download in the file
.seafile_mirror.db.json. Do not delete this file unless
you don't mind that the tool will re-sync all libraries in the next run.
Contribute and Development
Contributions are welcome! The development is easiest with
poetry install and
poetry run seafile-mirror will get you started.
Apache-2.0, Copyright Max Mehl