Hey guys I wanted to make sure I’m not overlooking someway of using Nextcloud to fit my needs.
Use case: hosting and sharing large files off of an unraid server with a small group of people running windows machines (<5). I do not want to sync anything, purely a push/pull on command - glorified ftp…so yes nextcloud was overkill to begin with given its capabilities.
As of right now I have nextcloud up and running and can transfer large files (20+GB) through the web gui. I dislike having to use the web gui but the deal breaker appears to be speeds.
- LAN speeds fluctuate all over the place but never exceed 20 MB/s. Speeds should be sufficient to saturate local gigabit.
- WAN speeds are SLOW. 100-500 kB/s reported (I have 50 mb/s up).
- File chunking recombining is slow and apparently processor intensive? These large files take a while to recombine and are basically maxing out a quad core processor. (2500K, not cutting edge but I thought should be sufficient…)
I have tried webdav as I heard that was faster, but as mentioned clients are on windows so 4GB limit on files is a deal breaker (not nextcloud fault but deal breaker none the less).
So my real question is what am I missing? Should my nextcloud be faster on lan/wan? I haven’t played with disabling file chunking (think you can), would that really improve that much? Or did I try and use the wrong tool for the job? Thanks guys!