im trying to setup a Nextcloud Server for multiple people. But in case the users save too much content im afraid that my hard disk wil be bigger and bigger and resulting of this, is harder to backup in time.
Because of this i thought about going with multiple hard drives and give every user 1 specific hard drive to write the data path to.
So i can set individual backup Routines per hard drive and can safe time on backing up the single drives.
Is someone having an idea for this procedure? Or maybe an alternative?
it doesn’t make any difference on your backup times whether you backup one (big) drive or multiple small(er) drives, only the amount of data and the speed of the backup process are limiting factors
the right method to limit users from adding too much content would be +quota" - the user can’t upload more data as allowed by the admin
don’t forget Nextcloud files have related records in the DB - you need both for successful recovery
But is real life I don’t think backup should take significant time - after initial ramp up after user upload all the data into Nextcloud the data amount should remain almost the same, using good backup tool like restic or borg will only backup changed data so daily backup is not expected to take longer.