So I’ve done a lot of reading and realize the reasons why nextcloud does not support windows as a server platform much to my pain. Windows would have been perfect as I have a sort of all in one HTPC / home server flexing it’s Steam / Kodi / file serving might. I’m not interested in switching it to linux as it’s primary function is as a full screen gaming PC and while I could fight the good fight to make every game work in linux I just don’t have that time anymore. So I have what works.
The server runs 3 2TB drives in a raid 5 storage space that I use for file storage. Then another 3TB drive for program space. A smaller SSD stores windows and primary programs. I’d like to use that larger RAID as my storage for Nextcloud. I’m just not sure how.
Now I have multiple Raspberry Pi units in my house. Instead of trying to beat a dead horse and make Nextcloud run on windows, could I run Nextcloud in this configuration:
Rpi: Apache & PHP
Windows: MySQL & Drive storage <- I’m running MySQL Already for Kodi so why run two instances and further weigh down the pi?
So I’m sure I’ll catch some flac here. I know how to set up everything but the location of the Nextcloud storage. I can map a SMB share in linux, but how do I tell Nextcloud to use that storage space as it’s storage? Or is this even possible?