Nextcloud version: Nextcloud Hub 7 (28.0.2)
Operating system and version: Linux 6.1.0-rpi8-rpi-2712 aarch64
Operating on: Raspberry Pi 5 Model B Rev 1.0 (4 cores) 8GB RAM
PHP version: 8.2.15
first things first, I’m not as tech-savvy as many of you, I don’t work in IT and half of the time I don’t know what I’m doing when using instructions. But I’m always happy to learn and to understand the context of what I’m doing. So be gentle.
After setting up NextcloudPi on a RaspPi 4 for personal use and personal data storage (esp. contacts and calendar), I bought a Raspberry Pi 5 a few days ago to set up a nextcloud for voluntary-work-projects, meaning other users should have access. Well, only to discover that NextcloudPi doesn’t yet run on a Pi5… Mince, alors! But I found a pretty neat instruction for setting it up via docker while mounting an external USB-Drive (Link here, but in German). It works fine an all data is on the external USB-Drive (~250gb).
Since I’m very paranoid, I want to regulary backup all data on a second USB-Drive (~500gb). I followed different instruction, even set up the nextcloud a second time, but the secon drive doesn’t show up in the System-view. I tried to mount it with the external drive App anyway (the path exists and it is mounted according to the backend), but it won’t recognise the path.
Here’s what I did:
First I tried to mount it together with the first drive in the same way as the installation instruction told me to. Of course I used another mounting point.
If used disk - Remove all data & partitions from disks
parted /dev/sdb “rm 1”
Check if no partitions are on disks
Create GPT Table
parted /dev/sdb “mklabel gpt”
Create partition on disk
parted /dev/sdb “mkpart primary ext4 1M -1”
Create Datasystem on drive
mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb1
Create Mount Directory
add by UUID
UUID=613d508b-fe9c-419d-98b4-xxxxxxxxxx /mnt/ssd ext4 defaults 0 1
I also tried to mount it as a media folder (like here). Of course after unmounting it first.
UUID=613d508b-fe9c-419d-98b4-xxxxxxxxxx /media/backup ext4 rw,users 0 0
mount the drive
Verify drive is mounted:
Create folder for ncdata
sudo mkdir /media/backup/ncdata sudo chown www-data:www-data /media/backup/ncdata
The last step was probably not necessary, I think. But I checked between steps and it didn’t show up in the System-View.
I also used another way, according to an instruction video (Link).
mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb1
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/disk2
According to the video the disk should be shown under “System”. Well, it didn’t. Since there was no instruction for editing fstab, the disk was unmounted after reboot.
Maybe someone has an idea what else I could do or where I did something wrong.
I also own a Synology-NAS and learned, that I can upload data via Cloud-Sync and WebDav. But alas, as far as I understand, there is no way to upload all settings/calendar-data etc. etc. or a way to simply recover the Nextcloud after a USB-Drive dies? If someone knows a way to use the NAS to fully update, that would be another possibility without a second USB-Drive.
Thanks in advance!