Welcome to the How-to/FAQ category! :smile:

Here you’ll find a selection of popular :bookmark_tabs: guides contributed by the community, as well as many :question: frequently asked questions to get you on your way with Nextcloud. To make it as simple as possible to get going, check out some popular FAQs, How-tos and external tutorials below :arrow_down:



External guides


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How to organise nextclud for many users and groups with different permissions
Combing How-tos, FAQs and tips
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Help Setting Up Cloud


Requested FAQs/How-tos

Have a particular FAQ or How-to in mind you don’t feel has been covered yet? Edit this WIKI and pop it in the list below. Hopefully one of the talented writers in the community will put something together :heart:

  • FAQ Setting correct filesystem permissions
  • FAQ Why isn’t Nextcloud a good backup solution?
  • FAQ Is Nextcloud for home users or home experts?
  • HOWTO Backing up Nextcloud

Call for how-to/FAQ topics

in respect to this point i think it would be nice having a howto do backups from your instance… like using rsnyc or such.


Sure thing, though that’s the opposite of the proposed above. (Why not to use Nextcloud as a backup solution != How to backup Nextcloud)


errr. correct.
but at least you mentioned “backup” :wink:
and i wouldn’t say it’s the opposite… just a different thing. a different aspect ^^