Move files automatically from external storage (ftp) to internal

My document scanner can scan files to ftp (not webdav, unfortunatly). So I set up a ftp server in a container to recieve pdf-files from my scanner.
I want those files to get scanned and ocr’ed, but the ocrfile app seems to work only on nextcloud’s own files.
So I have to copy over those files from external storage which I dont want to do manually everytime.
Is there a way to automatically “import” those files?

my first idea would be to use Flow… but I have no clue if it works on external storage. give it a try

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Which app do you use? Which one of this list?
Perhaps you can find a possibility to scan from external storage or you can create an issue at github for the app.

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If you want simply to copy/move files from 1 any folder to nextcloud, you can use rclone via webdav, add it to system cron and it will push updates to the nextcloud from whatever folder you need.

Also you can perhaps set FTP to a dir /path/to/nextcloud/data/username/files But after upload you must re-scan with occ

sudo -u www-data php occ files:scan user-id
sudo -u www-data php occ files:scan --all


With WebDAV you do not need re-scan.