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linux:owncloud [2019/05/28 12:53]
deul [Installation of desktop sync tool]
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 It is possible to connect to multiple OwnCloud servers, eg the institute server and SurfDrive. make sure you specify different local directories,​ unless of course you want to sync the same content to multiple locations. ​ It is possible to connect to multiple OwnCloud servers, eg the institute server and SurfDrive. make sure you specify different local directories,​ unless of course you want to sync the same content to multiple locations. ​
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-Also make sure you choose a local directory that is not on your home disk, to avoid quota issues when downloading files.+Also make sure you choose a local directory that is not on your home disk, to avoid quota issues when downloading files. This can be done from the OwnCloud interface by specifying a local data disk directory (like /​data2/​mysyncdir).
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 Using OwnCloud as a backup tool for your Linux home is not recommended,​ at least not directly; in order to be compatible with multiple operating systems and apps, OwnCloud doesn'​t handle file names starting with dots properly, and file anmes also don't always appear to be fully case-sensitive,​ and permissions are not preserved either. Of course you can create a file backup (e.g. tar.gz or zip) of your home, in a location you sync with ownCloud in order to have a remote backup which will preserver special filenames and permissions. Using OwnCloud as a backup tool for your Linux home is not recommended,​ at least not directly; in order to be compatible with multiple operating systems and apps, OwnCloud doesn'​t handle file names starting with dots properly, and file anmes also don't always appear to be fully case-sensitive,​ and permissions are not preserved either. Of course you can create a file backup (e.g. tar.gz or zip) of your home, in a location you sync with ownCloud in order to have a remote backup which will preserver special filenames and permissions.
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 +===== Alternative method =====
 +There is now an alternative method for linking your OwnCloud on your Linux desktop: through the Gnome (and Cinnamon) Online Accounts settings panel, you can add an OwnCloud account and after that, you can mount the OwnCloud directory as an external disk in the file manager. This method doesn'​t do automatic synchronization,​ but you can copy files to and from the drive to do a selective synchronization. \\
 +But be careful if you use both methods at the same time and on the same computer!!
  
 ===== other access methods ===== ===== other access methods =====
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