Of course everyone needs a backup strategy and trash bin is not a replacement for that.
@KarlF12 No. Before migrating to group folders I did some research. I don’t want to deploy it when I look at 🎯 📚 📕 FAQ ➕ KNOWN ISSUES · Issue #1414 · nextcloud/groupfolders · GitHub – note that not all problematic issues are listed there but some of the items on the list are links to automatically filtered lists. It just seems like a really bad idea to deploy something like that. I’d rather live with a lot of deactivated users than deal with those new bugs. Note that this ist not only about some very specific cases, but some bugs affect everyone, e.g. trash bin problems. Test server is a good idea. We use a nextcloud hosting provider (not vps), so I have to check if that would even be possible. Also, they still keep our cloud at NC 20 because there are too many bugs with NC 21, and there are two serious issues with group folders that are fixed in 21.0.3, so I have to wait anyway.
@Larry_Boyd IMO, the present is the best predictor of the future. So unless you assign more people, or more volunteers start to contribute, in two years, some of the group folder bugs will be fixed but there will be new ones, possibly as severe as the current ones or worse. I will be in the same situation as now. So in my opinion, Nextcloud GmbH should assign more resources to group folders, or they/we need to find ways to attract volunteer developers. Any ideas how to achieve this?
@Larry_Boyd Can you please share a link to the issue about the trash bin slowing the server down from your comment ? I could not find that issue on github.
@Larry_Boyd Please clarify, does “cleaning out” mean permanently delete everything everyday?
Two people have suggested to contribute – we would be happy to contribute donations for specific issues or for the group folder project as a whole, but bountysource is not used anymore, so we can’t. We cannot afford to hire a developer to work on this, and none of us has the skills to do it themselves. Nextcloud subscription is waaaay too expensive for us (yes, even after contacting them and asking for discounts).