[Owncloud] Copy existing Data into OwnCloud

Robin Appelman icewind1991 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 10:40:23 UTC 2011

On Sunday 16 October 2011 22:55:00 Eric Griffith wrote:
> Hellooooo mailing list lol;
> I heard about the release of OwnCloud 2 a few days ago, I've been
> trying to set up a home file server for awhile and got a basic one
> setup, for internal, via Arch Linux + NFS. Saw the OwnCloud 2 release
> and it got me thinking of jumping over to that.
> Here's my problem. I've got about 200GB's of data already. And I
> noticed that OwnCloud uses a database to handle all the data. If I
> would copy the 200GB's of data into
> /srv/http/owncloud/data/Eric/files, would OwnCloud correctly handle it
> when I logged in next? Or would that cause the Database's mind to just
> explode because I didnt add the data to OwnCloud via the "Upload"
> Button? Some of its Music as well, so a lot of folders would also be
> created.
> The other question is...how do you add music into the Music tab? I
> hadn't tried yet via upload (under Files) because I dont have any
> music under 2MB's, and I didnt see any Upload button under the Music
> Tab so I was a little confused.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated! The project looks amazing and
> I'm actually sad that I didnt hear about this project until version 2
> hit. Version 1 wouldve been nice to check out as it was being made
> better.
> --Eric--

Adding files from outside ownCloud works but will give some minor errors
like sizes of folders being incorrect.

For scanning files that are added from outside ownCloud you need to
press the rescan button in the media player interface, all files uploaded
through owncloud (either webinterface or webdav) are scanned automatically.

 - Robin Appelman

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