Large dataset initial import, rsync supported?

Hello, I would like to start using Nextcloud with my large dataset (many TBs).

  1. Is it possible to copy files into server directory and then let them import into Nextcloud? It’s not possible to upload these files through browser, it’s too many and too large. I want to use rsync and then reindex changes with Nextcloud.

  2. Is it possible to synchronize existing folders with Nextcloud Windows client? I want to select folders for synchronization, not to put all inside Nextcloud folder.


After copying your file into your data folder/right user, you can use ./occ files:scan in fill the nextcloud database.

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So in full:

  1. rsync
  2. cd /path/to/nextcloud/
  3. sudo -u www-data php occ files:scan --all

Where www-data is your webserver user.

Many TB’s will take a huge amount of time to scan, so if doing so remotely run it in a screen and leave it go.