Android auto-upload from SD card


#1

Is it a known issue that auto-upload doesn’t work from an SD card? I just got a Galaxy S9+, inserted a 64 GB SD card, and configured the camera to take pictures to the card. Then I turned on auto-upload in the Nextcloud app and it just won’t auto-upload anything. The pictures appear in the preview area of the auto-upload pane, but they never make their way to “uploads” and consequently they don’t get uploaded.

Using “force rescan” in the uploads pane doesn’t seem to do anything either.


#2

It should work, but I don’t have access to S9+ unfortunately :frowning:


#3

:confused:

Well, I got it “working” by setting up an app called FolderSync to upload files in my Camera folder to a temporary “staging” directory on Nextcloud, and a cronjob to move and rename files in that staging directory (because if I set up FolderSync to upload directly to the destination directory it seemed to have a habit of deleting the entire destination directory full of my photos).


#4

What Android version is this?


#5

Android version 8.0.0
Samsung Experience version 9.0
Kernel version 4.9.65-13087505 (Sun Feb 25 18:46:03 KST 2018)
Build number R16NW.G965U1UEU1ARBG
Android security patch level February 1, 2018

Nextcloud app version 3.0.3


#6

Same here. Photo Upload don’t work instant and photos are saved in SDcard. Photos will upload sometimes even 2 days after.
Android version 8.0.0
Samsung Experience version 9.0
Kernel version 4.4.13-12993647
Build number R16NW
Android security patch level February 1, 2018

Nextcloud app version 3.1.0 RC1


#7

Photos are not supposed to upload instantly. As long as they upload it’s fine :slight_smile:


#8

Same issue here, with a Galaxy S9+ on Android 8.0. Setting auto-upload to pull from a phone storage folder works, but if the location (even a custom folder location) is located on the SDcard, it never uploads (not after 2 days, not after 2 weeks, never).


#9

i wonder if its only a glitch referring to samsung s9+ - since it works flawlessly for me, using nokia 5, android 8.1 (SD-card formatted as internal)


#10

The Galaxy S9 can’t mount an SD card as internal storage. It’s only mountable as external storage.


#11

so it really could be b/c of samsungOS.


#12

It’s possible, but I have another app (FolderSync) that has absolutely no problems detecting pictures being written to the SD card, so it’s not like it’s impossible for Nextcloud to work with it.