Unison:Installation Instructions

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This document provides steps on how to install Unison for the first time.

A video tutorial can be found here: https://vimeo.com/375022309

Minimum System Requirements

  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB disk space
  • 4 CPU Cores


  1. Unzip the Unison Tar file with the command sudo tar –xvzf [file-name.tar.gz]
    • (File is provided via download link)
  2. Navigate to the Unison folder: cd unison
  3. Run the Install.sh file: sudo ./install.sh
  4. During the install process a prompt will appear to ask you if any ports need to be configured before install. If no ports need to be configured, select Continue with install and it will use default ports.
    Unison IU 1-Continue.png
  5. Next, you will be prompted to choose Backup Options.
    Unison IU 2-BackupOptions.png
    1. If No Backups is selected, click Continue with Install on the next screen.
    Unison IU 3-InstallContiue.png
  6. Once the install is complete a URL will display where the Unison dashboard can be accessed and setup.
    Unison IU 4-CompleteURL.png
  7. From the Unison Dashboard click Get Started to complete the setup.
    Unison IU 5-Welcome.png
    1. Enter a License Key (This key is provided after the Unison Service is purchased.)
    2. Enter a support email
    3. Enter a new Base URL if needed.
    Unison IU 6-BaseURL.png
  8. Next, Setup an Admin Account.
    Unison IU 7-AdminAccount.png
  9. Login with the account created.
    Unison IU 8-Login.png
  10. Setup the Time Zone.
    Unison IU 9-TimeZone.png


Once Unison Service is up and running the data and services can be verified with steps below.

  1. Check all services are up
    Command: sudo docker service ls
    Unison IU 10-CheckCommand.png