To try to shorten this post, here are some abbreviations first:
RP = Raspberry Pi 3 B+
DD = Dell PC (1.8 GHz & 4 GB RAM w/ Linux Mint 19)
LT = RCA Windows 10 Home laptop/tablet hybrid
UHD = 1 TB Toshiba external USB hard drive
Ok. Introductions are out of the way.
I’ve got the official NextcloudPi image flashed onto a microSD card, which is plugged into the RP, but it’s not had anything done to it except boot up; right now, it’s @ a command line waiting for setup commands to be input.
The UHD currently has 2 partitions - (1 NTFS & 1 ext4) that I’d like to connect into a USB hub and then connect the hub into the RP.
My ISP is Cox; the RP is directly connected via Ethernet into an Ethernet port on the rear of the router; all other devices are WiFi-capable.
I may need a DDNS service (my router and Nextcloud are both NoIP-compatible, so all should be fine there.).
Here’s what I’m hoping to achieve:
Run NextcloudPi as the only “thing” on the RP.
Have my family to be able to access Documents, Music, Photos, & Videos using iPhones, tablets (Kindle Fire & full Android), & the LT. (I had planned on setting up Plex Media Server on the RP, but it appears to me that Nextcloud can natively access the multimedia files Music, Photos, & Videos, so we’d all be content with that. Also, I don’t want to put too much of a load on the RP. Maybe I can get a 2nd Pi for Plex Media Server in the future.)
Note: All Documents, Music, Photos, & Videos currently reside on the NTFS partition.
Be able to back up the LT to the NTFS partition on the UHD.
Be able to back up the DD to the ext4 partition on the UHD.
I hope this makes sense and is possible. If I need to make any changes to achieve what I’m striving for, I’m very much willing to do so, but be aware that I’ve always been a Windows user; my only Linux knowledge is with Mint 19, but I’ve not done anything but basic commands in the Terminal.
I’m willing to learn, though! Thanks in advance!!!