Expand Nextcloud installation to backup files too?


#1

Hi guys, fantastic product!

Wondering if the Nextcloud setup can be expanded to backup files too like Owncloud? Not just calendar or contacts.

Any recipes would be great!

thanks :slight_smile:


#2

I’m sorry, but you have a confliction here: Nextcloud is a fork of Owncloud. Are we talking about Nextcloud or Owncloud. Your title talks about Nextcloud, but your forum post talks about Owncloud.

What’s going on here? Do you have a modified version of Mail-in-a-Box that has Owncloud on it? Do you have an external server that is hosting Owncloud?


#3

There is no conflict here. He is asking if Nextcloud supports backups like Owncloud does. Owncloud was just a comparison. Nothing more.

OP - Yes. MIAB backups up all /home/user-data files and folders. This includes the Nextcloud instance. I believe. However you can check the backups manually to confirm.


#4

Just FYI – MiaB was shipped with OwnCloud until v0.23.


#5

I have a couple of MiaB instances to upgrade to Ubuntu 18 soon … I will test this theory when I do as I also wonder and have seen conflicting comments in the past, I believe - not sure.


#6

Can always look at the backups you have now, it will tell you.


#7

Yeah, but if I put a specific file there that I know is mine, I will know for sure … rather than just assuming that the files restored are the same sample files that were there before. :slight_smile:


#8

nextcloud data is stored very nicely:

......./data/files/username/files

So sorting out if you have ethe files is easy.


#9

if you activated nextcloud features on the old box ubuntu 14, and you plan to upgrade to a new box ubuntu 18, don’t worry: all your Nextcloud’s config and data file will be restored to the new box if you follow standard upgrade procedure.


#10

thanks guys

i already know nextcloud does support file backups and more. all i am asking if for a recipe how to expand the nextcloud installation mailinabox comes with.

currently it looks like there is only contacts and calendar.

for example

  • how can i log into the owncloud admin itself? is this configured in nginx already?
  • how can i install additional owncloud modules like gallery and so on?

thanks guys


#11

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