Hard Drive Configuration Path

Hey guys,
I have read some wiki info,but still not sure how to do what I need to do.When I mount my external HD and I create a Local storage,does it matter what I use for the configuration path? Can I use something like…/nextcloud/media etc or are there a certain path I should use?

Not important.

Personally, i have a debian build using mdadm and lvm2 for disk management.


the disk management:

mdadm used to created an raid6 array with 5 HDD:

md0 : active raid6 sdb1[0] sdd1[2] sdc1[1] sde1[3] sdf1[4]
      11720658432 blocks super 1.2 level 6, 512k chunk, algorithm 2 [5/5] [UUUUU]
      bitmap: 0/30 pages [0KB], 65536KB chunk

That array md0 is known as a device /dev/md0 (equivalent to a virtual single disk )


the partition management:
With lvm2, i have created a logical volumes within a physical volumes using /dev/md0
witch is equivalent to a signle partition type EXT4


Linux mount definition:

all that appear as /mnt/raid6/nextcloud as ext4


And finally, my nextcloud usage:
‘datadirectory’ => ‘/mnt/raid6/nextcloud’,

BUT something bother me a lot:

You are talking of a

I am not sure it is safe to use an external disk as your nextcloud storage.
What king of storage is it:

  • your permanent nextcloud storage ?
  • an usb type storage or else ?

Your heading for troubles like:

  • cache error
  • unwanted umount of external hdd
  • Error during copy.The destination is only for reading error types.

Building a server with external disk is like a logical non-sense.

Wanting to use my 250Gb USB Pidrive for external storage.

honestly, if you have the possibility to use an internal disk, it’s better.