This gives me a lot to think about. Thanks. The other side of the coin is that I am using LVM drives mounted in the /home directory to contain my personal data. At the moment I have two 3TB drives that make up one logical volume. I’m about to increase that to two 4TB drives (the current drives are beyond what I call their end of life dates). I could make either two logical volumes, mounted at /home and /srv, or one logical volume mounted at /home with my personal data and the cloud data located downstream from there. It makes no difference to my backup script.
So, what I have to think about is:
Put everything in the /home directory, which is easier to do when managing the LVM drives.
Or separate the nextcloud data into the /srv directory, which appears to be more consistent with industry recommendations. This is a bit more complicated, but not really when I think about it.
Whatever the end result is, I know that now’s the time to do it. I just made this install of Nextcloud and I’m not storing any data I don’t have backed up elsewhere. The current installation of Nextcloud was only intended as a “test” installation. I figured that at some point I would want to do a new install, or at least do a significant modification once I figured all this out.
Thanks again. This information has helped a lot.