So I already realized that 2-way sync of server and Android has not been implemented.
I read that I would need to activate “automatic uploading”.
But the “automatic uploading” feature is not working either for me.
- Telling the Android client where it should store its files downloaded from the server. Under “settings” → “Storage” the client gave me four options of which only one was on the mobile’s external microSD card:
storage/42A3-1514/Android/media/com.nextcloud.client. I selected that one.
Afer selecting the folder to be synchronized, the path generated was:
- Through my file menagement program on my mobile, I moved some files to a subfolder of the above mentioned. These files weren’t uploaded.
First, I thought I’d need to only push the Synchronize button in the Nextcloud app. When I do, for maybe two seconds the blue sync symbol shows up and is then gone again. No result.
If I go from the three-dot menu to “on the device” and go to that specific subfolder, the correct folder size is displayed, but the pasted files are not there.
Before, I have selected in the app only several subfolders of
mysyncfolder to sync whereas it contains on the server more than those. When I pushed “Synchronize” on the
mysyncfolder, it displayed: “Your space in insufficient as you would need to have 176 Gb available whereas you only have 75 available!” something like that. So shouldn’t this button synchronize only the specific subfolders selected (176Gb is actually
mysyncfolder comprehensively) as I am operating from the “On my device” section?
So I approached “automatic uploading”. Under this option, there were already several folders listed with a mix of my local storage and my microSD card storage. Folders, which only had picture or video files in it. Not ones which contain other formats. The cloud symbol next to these folders were crossed out however. Super strange, or is there a plausible explanation for that?
However, I went on to sync my
mysyncfolder. I did:
- Selecting as local folder the one from above:
- Selecting as remote folder the same which was previously downloaded and is syncing one-way from server to mobile:
So the app is set to link the folder which is syncing from server to mobile backwards from mobile to server.
After that, no changes. it’s still not syncing, even after pushing “Synchronize”.
Big story, but I wanted to post these issues comprehensively. Overall, I have the feeling the app is buggy.
I’d appreciate if somebody could explain me what I am doing wrong.