Hello all so im trying to see if this is possible to do. I want to have Nextcloud only use my Windows share for primary storage and it work seamlessly so that users dont see the external smb folder mounted in nextcloud. Is there a way to do this i have been digging around but cant seem how to get this accomplished.
I’m a bit confused…you make it sound like you want 2 different things here:
- Nextcloud ONLY uses SMB storage that is seamless (as in, no one can tell you are using SMB as your storage area because it is seamless with Nextcloud)
- You want users to see the external SMB folder in Nextcloud, therefore, no longer making it primary storage, because it’d then give users another option
I assume you want the first option, since that is seamlessly making SMB primary storage. In that case, you’ll have to use cifs-utils to create a mountpoint somewhere on your Linux server and ensure the www user can do read/write operations on the SMB share you choose to mount. Then you’ll have to make sure it is your data dir in the Nextcloud config.php file