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External local storage is not picked up #154
That's disappointing. Why not allow users to choose which external storage will work on photos instead? It doesn't have to be a universal setting.
For example I might keep photos on another server and connect through NAS. Since my primary storage is S3 I'm not able to mount or symbolic link the folder into my nextcloud data directory.
Or maybe I'm keeping them on wasabi because API requests and download is free.
I upgraded one of my instances to NC18 already and didn't realize that external shares aren't working.
I'm glad I saw this post before upgrading my main NC server. This basically breaks Nextcloud for me in terms of photos.
There should be a big red flag in the NC18 changelog about this. The fact that there is no option to use the old gallery app, and the new one basically won't work for a lot of us
I imagine there are lots of people who share their photo collection via external storage. Photo collections are generally quite large and better suited for storage on a dedicated NAS device. I would also imagine there are a lot of other people with inexpensive NAS that aren't capable of running nextcloud on the same hardware.
@skjnldsv what are the performance issues with external storage? the old gallery app seemed to work just fine. admittedly, it wasn't the fastest but it worked well enough to make it a compelling alternative to uploading/sharing things on google
Hey, if your data directory is just hard linked, yes, this is the job of your underlying file system, same goes for any external storage mounted in the os level.
Can we get clarification on the performance impact external storage has on this application? I can live with it if there is a legitimate performance concern but if the external storage is on the local filesystem/LAN or low latency I can't see it being a problem.
Is the performance concern related to external storage or the method in which nextcloud handles the external storage app? Is it a privacy issue? Gallery was slow at generating previews but once they were generated I never noticed a performance impact on external storage.