Nextcloud

We have configured for your convenience an instance of nextcloud ( https://nextcloud.com/ ), a “cloud” storage service “à la Dropbox”.

While most of the project documentation applies, there are some things to keep in mind regarding our installation:

  • The system has been setup with laptop data backup in mind. It has file versioning enabled and you can configure the clients to sync your data automatically, from Windows, Linux, or MacOS. There are mobile clients too.
  • The data present is not backed up. So use it only for copies of data that you have elsewhere.
  • It has been configured only for file sharing. If you need calendar or address book syncing, use https://calendar.sissa.it/ , nextcloud's calendar is disabled.
  • It is accessible only from SISSA internal network. If you need to use it outside SISSA network, use vpn
  • Every SISSA user has access to it with a limited space (10Gb), for internal sharing purposes.
  • If you are actively using it for backup of massive data feel free to ask for a disk space increase to 100 Gb.
  • If you need to back up large amount of data (e.g. the first backup), it is strongly recommended to use the wired network, rather than wifi.

Keeping in mind all of the above, write a mail to helpdesk@sissa.it and after you receive an email to confirm your access, you can connect to:

https://nextcloud.sissa.it

Apart from the web interface, there are two more usage strategies:

  1. to back up automatcally your laptop critical data, install the agent on your OS, and choose to sync your document folder.
  2. to upload files without keeping them in sync automatically, but accessing them as a file system simply configure a WEBDAV client (see your OS documentation, most have one built in) pointing to https://nextcloud.sissa.it/remote.php/webdav/ with your username and password.

Please note this is not connected with your home directory, that is also properly backed up…

Have fun and any feedback is welcome!

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