I just made a fresh nextcloud install and I have placed all my existing synced files on the external harddrive into the data folder.
Now I was wondering what is going to happen when I let my client syncs with the server.
Will it recognize that the files are already there or will it delete them and overwrite or what will happen.
It’s about 500 GB of data, so I don’t really want to start from 0 as it will take days to sync this again.
Or is there another way I have to do this. I have an external storage containing all the data from my previous nextcloud installation. I had to make a new install due to a corruption on the Linux disk. So I reinstalled Linux and nextcloud and mounted the external storage again and set this as the data folder in the nextcloud config and did all the necessary permissions and ownerships. I just worry a little that on a sync I would loose the data on the external storage and having to restart again.
Thanks for any insight.