How to get Zotero talking to my home Webdav server?
March 7, 2014 11:31 AM Subscribe
I've set up a webdav service on my home server and am trying to back up my Zotero files onto it. The webdav service seems to work perfectly through a browser or cadaver but Zotero just stalls -- any suggestions?
posted by crazy with stars to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I would ask this question on the Zotero forums but they refuse to answer questions about webdav configuration. Generally I know enough to make trouble for myself but I am not an IT expert by any stretch of the imagination, so please let me know if I should provide more information.
I already had apache installed so I followed this guide
to set up webdav on my computer. The service seems to be working ok. I can add and remove files through a client like Cyberduck and can see them through a browser. When I try to have Zotero sync with it, however, I click "Verify Server" which never finishes -- it just continues until I click "Stop." Here's the relevant part of the logs with personal information removed:
(3)(+0000052): WebDAV file sync is not active
(3)(+0000000): Getting WebDAV password
(3)(+0000007): HTTP OPTIONS for http://username:********@some.thing.com/webdav/zotero/
(3)(+0000095): Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:23:39 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu)
Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=100
(3)(+0000000): ===>200<> to http://username:********@some.thing.com/webdav/zotero/ >
There's nothing obviously relevant after the propfind request.
If it helps, here's the relevant part of the server configuration (from /etc/apache2/sites-available):
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
allow from all
Alias /webdav/ /media/seagate/webdav/
Thanks so much for your help.