After having forcefully worked without a Nextcloud server for the past few weeks (had to shut it down because my files were getting massively deleted all of the sudden), I finally got around to installing ProxMox on a spare machine, fire up an Ubuntu 18.04 LXC instance and install Nextcloud via the awesome installation script (https://docs.hanssonit.se/s/bj0vl1ihv0jgrmfm08j0/build-your-own/d/bj0vl4ahv0jgrmfm0950/nextcloud-vm). All fine.
Then I re-created my personal Nextcloud account on the server (without copying previous data) and re-connected the Nextcloud client on my laptop.
I was hoping the 25+ GB stored on my laptop would then be synced back to the server, but the process stopped after about 2 minutes, with a lot of strange errors showing in the Nextloud client:
“Conflict - Server version downloaded, local copy renamed and not uploaded.”
This message repeated dozens of times on many different files.
Since this is a freshly installed server without any of my files, how can there be server versions of those files?
Then I checked the Nextcloud folder on my laptop, which held 25+ GB of data before the sync.
Shockingly, the folder now just contains only 1.9 GB of data…
So just as I experienced with the previous server (running Nextcloud Pi), my files are being massively deleted by the Nextcloud client for some reason.
As I’m writing this, I’m figuring not the server, but the client could be the culprit, but how do I know? And how do I debug this?
- Ubuntu 18.04.3 64bit
- Nextcloud client ‘2.6.4git.’
- ProxMox 6.1-7.
- Ubuntu 18.04.3 64 bit installed in an LXC container
- Nextcloud 18.0.3 installed from script as mentioned above.