Move date folder to external hard disk

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Good morning everyone, I’m new in nextcloud and I’m having some trouble managing the storage space. I have followed many tutorials hoping to fix the problem but it does not work. I would like to move my data folder to an external hard disk in order to have more storage space. I’m using a Raspberry pi 3B and I can’t figure out how to do it, some install it directly on the hard disk and it works, others move it later. In any case none of these systems works, can anyone help me?

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  1. Install nextcloud
  2. Mouve data Folder

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hey. welcome to the forum.

pls use searchfunction of the forum ahead of filing the same question… :wink:

there’s even a howto on that very point.

plus: this template here is not for fun… if you’re seeking for real answers feel free to fill out as much information as you can about your instance.

thank you in advance… and good luck with your issue.
happy nc’ing

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