I have just installed Nextcloud Server on a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system, following this guide by DigitalOcean. I found it a bit odd that it did not involve setting up mariadb/apache2 like all the other guides, but this was the only one that worked to the end with no error messages. I wish to set up a NAS which I can access from other devices anywhere. This system has an 8TB LVM comprised of 2x 4TB hard drives (and a separate small hdd for the OS).
I have managed to get the web interface working using this system’s local ip address (192.168.1.xxx), and added the plugin for External Storage.
I added External Storage type (Local) and path “/mnt/lvm/”.
I then tried to test if it’s working by creating a new .txt file, but I get
Could not create file "123123.txt" error message, with no other information.
Going back to the
External Storage app via
Settings, it no longer allows addition of new External Storages, nor editing of current configurations. If I click the tick (Save) on the right of my entry, a red stop sign appears on the left. If I click the stop sign, it immediately turns into a green sign with a tick, but the external storage folder still cannot be used.
Does anyone know what is going wrong here? Did I configure local external storage correctly?