59.5 Nextcloud Move Data Directory
20170918 If Nextcloud is having trouble uploading my photos
or files in general, check if the Nextcloud server’s disk is
full. Typically an installation is located at
/var/www/nextcloud. Note that the sum of the disk usage
across all users might be much less than the actual reported
utilisation of disk:
$ du -sh /var/www/nextcloud/data/* 36G /var/www/nextcloud/data/
Nextcloud maintains backups and previous versions of documents.
If storage has become full then one option (apart from deleteing backups and versions as discussed in Section @ref(sec:nextcloud_trash)) is to move the another folder on another storage device.
Suppose another volume is available. First format it then mount it:
$ sudo mkfs.ext4 -F /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-sgp1-01 $ sudo mkdir -p /mnt/volume-sgp1-01 $ sudo mount -o discard,defaults \ \ /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-sgp1-01 /mnt/volume-sgp1-01 $ echo /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_volume-sgp1-01 \ | /mnt/volume-sgp1-01 ext4 defaults,nofail,discard 0 0 sudo tee -a /etc/fstab
Now move the data to this new disk and create a symbolic link from
the old location
$ occ maintenance:mode --on $ sudo rsync -vazh /var/www/nextcloud/data/ \ /mnt/volume-sgp1-01/nextcloud_data_backup_20170918/ $ sudo mv /var/www/nextcloud/data /mnt/volume-sgp1-01/nextcloud_data $ sudo ln -s /mnt/volume-sgp1-01/nextcloud_data /var/www/nextcloud/data $ occ maintenance:mode --off
Files might not be available through the GUI immediately. Try a reboot to get things working again. If Nextcloud comes up in singleuser mode so:
$ occ maintenance:singleuser --off
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