Stop scans on external storage, or: how to disable / delete a background job

Hi,

I have connected several shares via external storage (via SMB). I just want to be able to browse these shares from Nextcloud. Nextcloud itself does not really need to be aware of the files residing in these shares (they contain a very large number of small files from snapshots etc).

Every once in a while I notice, that for these shares a scan is done, which is taking hours and hours. The performance of my Nextcloud instance suffers from it. I guess these scans are coming from a scheduled job. I checked for the jobs currently scheduled and targeted “OCA\Files\BackgroundJob\ScanFiles” as the most likely candidate triggering the scan.

"OCA\Activity\BackgroundJob\EmailNotification"
"OCA\Activity\BackgroundJob\ExpireActivities"
"OCA\AdminAudit\BackgroundJobs\Rotate"
"OCA\Bookmarks\BackgroundJobs\PreviewsJob"
"OCA\Cospend\Cron\AutoExport"
"OCA\Cospend\Cron\RepeatBills"
"OCA\DAV\BackgroundJob\CleanupDirectLinksJob"
"OCA\DAV\BackgroundJob\CleanupInvitationTokenJob"
"OCA\DAV\BackgroundJob\EventReminderJob"
"OCA\DAV\BackgroundJob\RefreshWebcalJob"
"OCA\DAV\BackgroundJob\UpdateCalendarResourcesRoomsBackgroundJob"
"OCA\Deck\Cron\CardDescriptionActivity"
"OCA\Deck\Cron\DeleteCron"
"OCA\Deck\Cron\ScheduledNotifications"
"OCA\Federation\SyncJob"
"OCA\Files_Antivirus\BackgroundJob\BackgroundScanner"
"OCA\Files\BackgroundJob\CleanupFileLocks"
"OCA\Files\BackgroundJob\DeleteOrphanedItems"
"OCA\Files\BackgroundJob\ScanFiles"
"OCA\Files_Sharing\BackgroundJob\FederatedSharesDiscoverJob"
"OCA\Files_Sharing\DeleteOrphanedSharesJob"
"OCA\Files_Sharing\ExpireSharesJob"
"OCA\Files_Trashbin\BackgroundJob\ExpireTrash"
"OCA\Files_Versions\BackgroundJob\ExpireVersions"
"OCA\FullTextSearch\Cron\Index"
"OCA\GroupFolders\BackgroundJob\ExpireGroupVersions"
"OCA\NextcloudAnnouncements\Cron\Crawler"
"OCA\PhoneTrack\Cron\AutoExport"
"OCA\QuotaWarning\Job\User"
"OCA\RansomwareDetection\BackgroundJob\CleanUpJob"
"OCA\Richdocuments\Backgroundjobs\ObtainCapabilities"
"OCA\Spreed\BackgroundJob\ExpireSignalingMessage"
"OCA\Spreed\BackgroundJob\RemoveEmptyRooms"
"OCA\Support\BackgroundJobs\CheckSubscription"
"OCA\SuspiciousLogin\BackgroundJob\ETLJob"
"OCA\SuspiciousLogin\BackgroundJob\TrainJobIpV4"
"OCA\SuspiciousLogin\BackgroundJob\TrainJobIpV6"
"OCA\Text\Cron\Cleanup"
"OCA\TwoFactorBackupCodes\BackgroundJob\RememberBackupCodesJob"
"OCA\UpdateNotification\Notification\BackgroundJob"
"OCA\UpdateNotification\ResetTokenBackgroundJob"
"OC\Authentication\Token\DefaultTokenCleanupJob"
"OC\BackgroundJob\Legacy\RegularJob"
"OC\Core\BackgroundJobs\CleanupLoginFlowV2"
"OC\Log\Rotate"
"OC\Preview\BackgroundCleanupJob"

I searched the forum and found several posts regarding performance of these scan jobs. However, none of them answered the question that I have, which is: how can I stop these scans from starting in the first place.

Can I just DELETE the entry from oc_jobs? Would there be any other consequence from deleting this job (or will really only these scans on the external shares be disabled)? What would I need to do when I do want these scans to be scheduled again? Can I just INSERT the entry back in?

Thanks a lot for your advice!

Cheers.