Migrate From Dropbox

Nextcloud version 11.0.1:
Operating system and version Ubuntu 16.04:

The issue you are facing:
I’ve set up the nextcloud server and want to migrate from Dropbox.
How do I move all of those files into the nextcloud server? I have them stored locally, and the server is on my local LAN.
If I connect my Dropbox as an external storage option, that doesn’t move the files. And, if it did move them, it would take forever.
Can I just copy them over the internal LAN, and somehow rebuild the database index?

You could use the nextcloud desktop client and set the data folder to the Dropbox folder to upload everything from inside the local network.

You can also upload the files manually over LAN or by USB stick (to /path/to/nc/data/username/files/) or what and do:

sudo -u www-data:www-data php /path/to/nc/occ files:scan --all

to integrate the files into the nc database.

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