S3 Permissions Question

Nextcloud version (eg, 18.0.2): 20.0.1

The issue you are facing: Using S3 as external storage, can I configure all default storage to point to S3 instead of a local partition? Creating external storage creates a shared folder between all users, but I can’t have user’s data being accessible by other users. Allowing each user to mount their own storage isn’t really an option either since we’re using S3 and Nextcloud users don’t have AWS/S3 access.

yes. you can use S3 as primary storage.

nevertheless there seems to be some disadvantages.

  • some apps don’t work
  • backup and restore get’s a bit tricky
  • you can’t just convert a “normal” setup to S3 as primary storage

you may want to use the search function before switching to S3 as primary storage.


Thanks, I just found that link before you posted it. I should’ve done that prior.