New to nextcloud here!
Set up a server on my unraid machine. And installed the client on my windows PC
I am a little unclear about how nextcloud works.
So I have set up a share on my server which is the “data” folder for nextcloud. And the default files seem to be under data/‘my username’/files
From my windows PC i set up a folder I want to sync with the server. After the sync started, the contents of the folder showed up fine in the files folder on server as above.
When I delete files from the server folder it does not delete the files from the client machine. But the opposite happens. So if I delete something on the windows side it disappears from the server. Seems like the only behaviour possible because I cant find any settings to change this behaviour. I think I would prefer the option of keeping files on the server even if I delete it from the pc, or receive some form of prompt to choose… is this possible?
Secondly, if I go into the ‘All Files’ section from the web interface section of the server I see a totally different combination of files altogether. It neither matches the folders in the data folder of the server, nor the contents of the synced folder on the laptop! It contains some but not all the folders of the combination of the 2 actual folders on the machine! What is the logic behind this?
Moving on to my actual goals, what I want to achieve is as follows:
Sync my laptop and phones to my server so that the selected data on them gets backed up on a regular basis to the server. Post which I can delete some or all of the data from the clients since I have a backup on the server.
Add a folder from my server to a ‘share’ or something so that my laptops and phones can browse the contents of that share and view/ download/ etc.
Is this all do able with nextcloud or am I making a mistake in understanding the capabilities? Thanks in advance.