Web dav alternative?

I need files from a server to show up in Windows Explorer so that a desktop program will load them as if they were local files.

Web Dav does this but comes with it’s own set of problems. Is there any other way to do this?


Does the nextcloud desktop client not do this job for you?


— sorry for my english :slight_smile:

I assuming 1x window / 1 x linux (nextcloud)

If you want to have, that looks like local Drive, then you have to work with LUN’s.
But I don’t know how it works with Nextcloud. (if Nextcloud is an separate Server)

Other way: try something with samba and net use (mapping drive) -> but maybe complicated with premission/security and user (except, maybe the users are Active Directory Users)

But the best solution (in my opinion too) is the client sync.
Because no problems with premission, timestamp, user-file-version and no problem with unnecessary network traffic

No guarantee but could work: Windows Server with AD & File Share -> mapping to nextcloud eg. /tmp/data -> ‘datadirectory’ => ‘/tmp/data’,

No, it doesn’t. To do what I want I would have to sync my entire cloud drive. I do not want to do that.

In web dav you map a drive to cloud. You can browse those files in Windows Explorer. You can open or save to a file that resides only in cloud from cmd line.

In the client you use the program (not explorer) to choose what to sync. Then the file is downloaded. Then you can use explorer and cmdline with just the file you synced, not all the files in the cloud.

@ham. You mean LUN Storage? I’ve never heard of it. I’ll try googling it and see if it will work for me.

net use is the same as web dav. Works but has some quirks.

AN API for the client would probably fit my needs. Does one exist?


Maybe you find some more with: iscsi

It’s like separat area. I think windows wouldn’t have problems, but the other side (linux) -> i don’t know

Help for Windows with Synology -> Link: https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledgebase/DSM/tutorial/Virtualization/How_to_use_iSCSI_Targets_on_a_Windows_Server

For Linux i found: https://linux.die.net/man/8/iscsiadm / https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-setup-debian-ubuntu-linux-iscsi-initiator/

Install Tip:
Your Windows Server =(access)> Storage (iscsi Target) <(access)= Your Linux Server

That you can use all together and have no problems with disk format (like: ntfs, ext4, etc…) -> i don’t know - nerver tried

Good Succeed :slight_smile: