I have a Linux server which has happily been used as a simple file server with Samba.
I want to extend capabilities and have installed NextCloud.
I can see there is a import facility, but I want NextCloud to reference the pre-existing files, not import them to some internal store, thereby duplicating them needlessly. I cannot see a way of doing this.
In other words, allow Next Cloud to present a folder tree that is on the server file system as if it was an uploaded tree, and also apply NextCloud permissions.
Also, where does NextCloud store imported files/data? In the database as BLOBs are on the file system somewhere? The existing data is on a RAID5 filesystem and I’d like NextCloud data to be located there too. Where is this configured?