I have considered running @nextcloud in the past ... maybe it is time to give it a shot. A personal "cloud" would be pretty cool and there are some other apps I could look into utilizing to help with some projects I am undertaking.

Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

@boblmartens I ran a nextcloud server for two or three years and really rated it. It's very well put together. I was hoping that I'd be able to get family on it but it never happened and it was a bit overkill for just me.

@jamie Thanks for the feedback. Looks like it may be worth at least a shot.

@boblmartens @nextcloud have an instance myself which serves at the very least as a way to sync my contacts, calendars and Keepass db. Neat thing is using the mobile app to automatically upload pictures you take, acting like a backup of sorts (I'm know for losing my phone a lot).

@boblmartens @nextcloud me and my partner are using it as a calendar and file sharing thing for family related stuff. Just a 2 people instance, but having it has been great. I'm thinking of moving it to a raspberry or similar installed locally, since most of the traffic is local anyhow (syncing the phone once a day would be enough)

@boblmartens @nextcloud I also run an instance for a local group, where we keep all our shared documents. We're far away from using all of nextclouds capabilities, but I really like, that you can basically integrate everything that's necessary to coordinate a small group (or business) into it: files, calendar, chat, audio-/videoconferences, collaborative document editing (really great in combination with the audio-/vidroconferences), webUI for emails, etc.

@dwagenk @boblmartens @nextcloud be aware that up until the RPi3 the ethernet and USB share a bus, so traffic is really slow sometimes if you're transferring a lot of data. You'll want to enable the thumbnail generation as well otherwise browsing the gallery is unbearably slow.

I run ours off an RPi3 right now and it works okay, as long as you keep the bandwidth limits in mind.

@kungtotte @dwagenk @nextcloud I was looking at maybe one of the 4s at some point ... which should give me some additional speed.

@boblmartens @dwagenk @nextcloud yep as far as I understand it the 4 has separate buses for ethernet and USB so bandwidth should be unaffected.

@boblmartens @nextcloud is awesome, have you done it yet?

...what about now?

@boblmartens @nextcloud ah man, that pesky work thing is always getting in the way!

I’d recommend trying the snap package, it’s REALLY simple to install that way.

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