Syncthing permission settings on folder to backup

Dear Friends,

My YunoHost server libera

Hardware: hosted VPS
YunoHost version: (stable
I have access to my server : Through SSH | through the webadmin
Are you in a special context or did you perform some particular tweaking on your YunoHost instance ? : no
If yes, please explain:

Folder permissions for syncthing in Nextcloud

I am using syncthing for many matters and want to use it to pull a synced copy of the nextcloud data of my yunohost. the setup is a success between yunohost and my offsite NAS. However there is a no access permission error. I used folders /home/

Q: how to give syncthing read permission?

I think it may be unsafe, but this is what I do for another app to have access to nextcloud data : add the user (not the YunoHost user, the Linux user) in the group nextcloud.


Nextcloud does not play nice if you add files directly to the data folder. It messes up the database. After making changes like that you need to run:

sudo -u www-data php occ files:scan --all

Also, all files in the data folder at owned by nextcloud:nextcloud. You need add the syncthing user to nextcloud group as suggested. But I wouldn’t recommend you do something like this.

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thanks, you both are right indeed. In my case, I only want to pull data from Nextcloud and keep offsite for easy temporarily access during a baremetal restore or the likes. Hence, I refrain from adding any data.

I gave the read permissions as suggested above and for now syncthing is working. Will report back once done if it worked as planned.

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I can confirm that all works as planned.

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