I’m new to NextCloud, but have used OwnCloud in the past.
I love the UX/UI and community of Nextcloud and really want to migrate all of my files into this ecosystem, but I need a selective sync function based on placeholder files. Various third party cloud services either currently have or previously had this ability including Dropbox and OneDrive. The best examples of this feature are Odrive and Resilio Sync.
If Odrive connected to NextCloud natively, that would be a step in the right direction, though I’d still miss out on the NC UI most of the time. The preferred solution would be for NextCloud to offer the placeholder/selective sync feature. That would make a very good tool great!
The options I am hoping for are:
- Placeholder files in your file-system that can be searched locally and download only the files that you need, when you need them, without having to replicate entire folders on every device.
- Progressive sync engine. Only syncs the folders you use.
- Recursively sync all files as placeholders.
- Unsync files/folders back to placeholders.
Does anyone know if this functionality already exists in NC and I am just not seeing it? If not, is this something that might be feasible to add as a feature?
If NextCloud doesn’t have this ability, I guess I could stick with Resilio or Odrive until NC supports it (assuming it ever will), but if prefer to use NextCloud.