I have installed the community VM on virtualbox on windows 10 machine. Installation has been fine and the VM is up and running. Using the GUI, I am trying to mount my local shared folders on the windows machine to the nextcloud without any success.
I have tried two methods without any success. I’ll detail what I have done so far and will appreciate if someone can guide how to correct the mistakes I am making.
method 1 - using the external storage app on the nextcloud GUI.
I give the IP like /192.168.1.25 and folder name like /Movies and the username and password of my windows computer but the red circle comes in and does not go away despite me trying all other formats of providing info for e.g. //192.168.1.24 instead of single slash or using backward slash instead of forward slash etc. It just don’t work. Same set of folders are already visible and accessible on the network and works like a treat.
Now, when I was unable to do this, upon ready I understood if I can share these folders as local folders to ubuntu then nextclound should see them and mount them.
method 2. through the virtual box I shared the folders created a mount point in ubuntu and through admin access I can see the directories and files in the mounted folder which means it is accessible to ubuntu. The issue now is how to get nextcloud recognise them and load as local storage. In version 19 documentation it is said that in GUI external storage app ‘local storage’ is also an option but when I go in my installation I don’t see that option coming up. I am at loss on how to access the configuration for ‘local storage’ so that I can mount the folders to nextcloud.
at this point, my preferred approach would be to mount the folders as local since I have read that it results in better read/write performance. However, it is absolute priority to have them mounted/accessible first irrespective of the approach.
I would be grateful if someone can point me to the steps I need to take to make SMB and local storage options working.
PS - I am old and out of date with programming, admin on unix/linux. General Linux commands seems like distant memory and remind me of my uni days…