Cache for faster transfer with external SSD

Hi everyone.

I have a Nextcloud server with a 4TB HDD, and I would like to add an SSD for caching. Is it possible?


Not really, there’s nothing like that built into Nextcloud. However, you could use a file system like ZFS that supports adding SSDs as caching devices, but that would require you to reformat your hard drive, unless you’re already using ZFS.

Another way to use the SSD would be to install the OS, web server, database, etc. and of course Nextcloud on the SSD and leave only the Nextcloud data folder on the hard drive.

You may also want to take a look at the Server Tuning section of the documentation; if you haven’t already done so, configuring a Memory Cache should noticeably improve performance even without an SSD.

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