[Owncloud] Google Code-In / Sending large amount of data, the reliable way?

Nicolas Le Manchet nicolas.le.manchet at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 10:22:21 UTC 2011

the abstraction library is a big problem... I have no idea on how to do deal
with it. The only way would be to upload files on a specific directory
(outside of data/) and to add a script that do the job, but once again that
would be not as reliable as using FTP directly.
I think that OC suffers to be PHP dependant.

Nicolas Le Manchet

2011/10/28 Frank Karlitschek <karlitschek at kde.org>

> Cool feature. :-)
> This is very helpful as an optional way to access files.
> One of the design principals of ownCloud is to not add external
> dependencies to the core features.
> So I suggest to implement this as an ownCloud app which can be installed
> and activated be users who can run an proftp server.
> So the best place to put this feature is a new app in the apps repository
> https://gitorious.org/owncloud/apps
> There is one thing where we have to be careful. All the file access goes
> through the ownCloud filesystem abstraction library. This makes sure that we
> have transparent encryption, versioning, backup and more. It you access the
> data directory directly via ftp you break this features.
> Do you have an idea how to solve this?
> Cheers
> Frank
> On 28.10.2011, at 14:59, Nicolas Le Manchet wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I successfully implemented FTP support for Owncloud. I used proftpd built
> with SQL support as FTP daemon. The trick is to make users being able to
> log-in with their username but to tell proftpd to chroot them into
> /var/www/data/user/files/ and to use www-data:www-data as owner/group for
> all uploads. So we do not need any cron job or shell script to change
> owner/group. However I had to change two things in owncloud core: to add
> "homedir" information in table "users" (where the user will be chrooted) and
> to change the password encryption (proftpd cannot decrypt the used hash).
> >
> > If you are interested with this project we can add a new branch in
> gitorious in order to make this improvement avaiable for everyone.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Nicolas Le Manchet
> >
> > 2011/10/28 Florian Jacob <fjacob at lavabit.com>
> > Hello Nicolas,
> >
> > > I would like to know if a more reliable way for sending big data is
> planed,
> > > such as a FTP over SSH addon (on dedicated serveur only).
> > > As a photographer I would like use OC as a backup server for my RAW
> files
> > > which take a lot of space. Uploading them using HTTP/PHP is not
> possible
> > > according to the size (about 100 gigabytes). The webdav way seems buggy
> and
> > > not reliable. FTP would be great to do such a job because it handles
> > > restarting after a failing. Obviously I can already send my files to
> the
> > > /data folder with FTP but it does not handle owncloud user accounts.
> >
> > To clarify a few things: WebDAV uses http for data transportation and is
> > implemented in php server side, so you'll suffer similar limitations
> here.
> >
> > I think I got what you mean. What we'd need is an app that makes it
> possible
> > to "bulk import" data from the filesystem of the server into the owncloud
> > /data/ folder and setting an owner to it. A similar function exists in
> drupal,
> > you can upload big collections of photos via ftp and them import them
> into
> > drupal, generating thumbnails and user permissions in the import step.
> >
> > May I propose this as a google code-in project? Shouldn't be too hard I
> guess,
> > and if we can find a mentor for it?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Florian
> >
> >
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