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Ezra Merge pull request #9 from lesderid/phoenix-1.2.4
Upgrade to Phoenix 1.2.4
Latest commit db10dbc May 28, 2017


A simple file uploading and sharing service.


  • Simple uploading, no registration required
  • Automated archival of files to the Internet Archive
  • Fallback service that can be used if migrating from another Pomf clone
  • A built in LRU-like cache which enables fast file access



  • Elixir
  • NPM
  • Bower
  • PostgreSQL


  1. In config/ copy file template.secret.exs to dev.secret.exs and prod.secret.exs.
  2. In the main directory run mix phoenix.gen.secret to generate a new secret.
  3. In the prod secret config files, set the secret_key_base parameter using this generated string. Note that if you want to run Eientei in the development environment you should generate another secret key, and apply the following instructions to the dev.secret.exs with appropriately modified settings.
  4. In prod secret config, look through the settings and set them accordingly:
    • Set the use_ia_archive option to true if you would like automatic archivals. If enabled fill out the fields accordingly.
    • Set the fallback_service to true if you're migrating from a previous service. If you enable it, set the url parameter, making sure not to add on a trailing / and look at the alert params.
    • Configure all settings in the general configuration and database configuration sections.


  • Run EXPORT MIX_ENV=prod, or use dev instead of prod if you'd like to use the development environment.
  • For first time setup, or if the db needs updates run make setup
  • If you just want to recompile assets after an update, run make


  1. Run MIX_ENV=prod mix phoenix.server to start the server. If you'd like to use a custom port, run PORT=your_port MIX_ENV=prod mix phoenix.server. Alternatively you can run ./ which will start your server on either port 21111 or 21112 depending on which one is occupied. You can use this to do upgrades production, setting your nginx to try the 21111 server then 21112 with an upstream block and then just starting a new instance after an upgrade and shutting off the old one.
  2. Success! You have succesfully started Eientei and it will be running on port 21111 or the one you defined. You should now setup nginx or some other web service to reverse proxy connections to the service.


  • For privacy reasons I don't have immediate auto-archiving currently enabled.
  • You may manually archive all currently unarchived files by running MIX_ENV=prod mix archive.files
  • I suggest you run this on a semi-regular basis


  1. Bug fixes/general code checks
  2. Custom styling
  3. Tests