Solving this problem on a desktop is easy with the client. It is a tad sloppy IMHO, but it works. However, I can not seem to figure out how to do this under Android. I looked through the threads and I have found others requesting this capability on the [upstream oc] client, but have not found a solution. I am hoping maybe someone here knows how.
So I have an Android device and I have the NextCloud client. It all syncs great out of the path /firstname.lastname@example.org/ . Awesome.
However, App1 is an app that I use daily. It has an auto backup feature, however, I do not have a choice in where it backs up its files. It will only store the files in /storage/emulated/0/app1/backups/app1.db
When I remember to copy it over to nextcloud, it always reads it in as a new file. So my nextcloud has a bunch of renamed-with-a-number-so-as-to-not-colide files. Blech.
The thing is, if it was just one app I would probably just deal with it. But I have 2 apps that I work with on a daily basis that I can not control the backup location and another 5 apps that I use weekly that I can not control the backup location. None of them sync to cloud storage that is under my control (eg: NextCloud).
I do have a weekly app that I can control the backup location and that doesn’t even help because the NextCloud app doesn’t seem to pick up the new files unless I import them from the client itself.
Under the Linux Desktop client, I just have a bunch of different “servers” specified in the client that all point to the same NextCloud server but different paths so that it will backup anything put into those folders. Also, a few of the applications are OK with me specifying a location of the main NextCloud client location and a few more are OK with me just doing a symlink between their location and the NextCloud client location. Symlinks for the Android apps didn’t work for the few apps I tried.
How do people back up all of their app data to NextCloud? Do they just sync it manually or is there something I am missing? Thoughts?