I am running a installation of Nextcloud 10.1 in a jail on a FreeNas-box in my home. I really like the gallery feature and have all my photos in a folder for my user. However, I like to use digiKam (or similar software) for photo management and having access to all my photos “locally” on the machine I work on would be a really nice thing. I have a webDav mount now, but it is not recognized by digiKam, and it is painfully slow so I would like to use something else, like a network share or SSH or something. The data is on a separate dataset mounted into the FreeNas jail, so I have a lot of freedom in managing it.
Are there any issues with having access to the data that Nextcloud itself can’t know about? If I do this, images would be changed, moved, or possibly uploaded/renamed without going through the server. I am still very new to the *nix and hosting world, so I can’t tell if this is an OK or stupid idea. Any thoughts, or better yet, suggestions how to make webDav work better? I am using Ubuntu on the workstation