"Marked for remote wipe" not working

I folks,

I marked several devices which haven’t been used for a long time as “Marked for remote wipe”.

But, they aren’t deleted ever. I look into from week to week but the state doesn’t change. I already read this article but it doesn’t help.

OS: Debian Bullseye, Nextcloud 24.04, PHP 7.4.30, Background job execution method: cron.

Any ideas what may go wrong or where can I look for it? I’m running Nextcloud since v12 and performed updates on this installation as they appear.

Many thanks in advance for your help!



Are this device in use and have connectivity with NC? “remote wipe” is triggered once the client connects to the server. if the device remains offline there is no way to wipe the data.

No, the devices don’t have connectivity to NC anymore. They are sold or updated (Browsers).

If I understand you right in thise case there is no way to delete them. May be, a point for a feature request for one of the next NC versions :wink:

Anyway, thanks for your quick response, wwe!



hopefully you did factory reset before you sold them - this will remove the data on device as well (and no data is expected on the device in case of browser-only login, which session should end after reasonable amount of time - I think 14 days by default). The function is more intended for lost devices so you can prevent data loss in case the thief tries use the device without resetting it - in this case once the client successfully contact the server and receives the instruction to destroy local copies, local data is removed…