Hello. I am seeking some guidance and advice before setting up Nextcloud. I tried to set up previously via a provider, CloudAmo, however after doing this could not locate a nc url/dashboard area. Not sure if they restrict admin access or there. Anyway, some ideas of set up that I had…
I have an ubuntu laptop and a fastmail account. Per this reddit post it seems I can use my fastmail cloud file storage through nc - great! Given this, do I even need a provider? I.e., would it be feasible to host nc locally, use the UI to set up storage with fastmail and voila? A caveat is that I often shutdown and restart my laptop, so it would not be up 100% of the time. I’m thinking I could just sync my phone to a directory locally manually whenever I want to sync and have a folder on local linked to nc and in turn linked to fastmail. Does this set up sound plausible? Or am I asking for pain?
Another idea I was thinking. I like the idea of portability and recently worked on a few projects using docker. I like the idea of using a container to run nc, where I would in theory be more free to move from one cloud provider to another. But a piece I cannot square in my mind here is the db element. I’d still like to use Fastmail cloud file storage as my ‘main’ storage area. But, if I hosted a docker nc container somewhere in the cloud, is it going to be more painful than otherwise to manage?
Note that my tech aptitude is amateur to intermediate. I prefer less pain and suffering where possible.
Are either of my two ideas credible? Either host nc locally on my laptop and only run on localhost when I need to sync on demand or run a docker container in the cloud somewhere with the idea being that my set up would be more portable than otherwise? (I don;t see how, since all my stuff is planned to be with Fastmail anyway, not on the container, I think I just want the container for the web ui, right?)
Advice, pointers or hand holding most welcome?