Nextcloud Berryboot

Hi, FYI, we created a Nextcloud/Raspbian-Lite package for WD-Berryboot and uploaded it to our Berryboot repository (presented in the “Featured” tab in the WD-Berryboot “Add OS” menu page). Current WD-Berryboot users should be able to see it by going to the “Add OS” section. Those without WD-Berryboot can download and install it here: http://wdlabs.wd.com/downloads/ . The Nextcloud/Raspbian-Lite package supports Pi3, Pi2 and PiZero.

One of the best applications for Nextcloud (in my opinion) is simple back-up of photos and videos on your phone (to a storage device in your possession). Once completing a simple set-up, new photos and videos will be copied from your phone to the Nextcloud/PiDrive/Pi setup when in your home network. IOS devices will execute the copy when the Nextcloud app is launched; Android devices will execute automatically without pushing any buttons.

Set-up (steps 1-2 are for new WD-Berryboot installation):
(1) Note: if freshly installing WD-Berryboot, this will erase and reformat your PiDrive. Existing data will be lost.
(2) Download and install WD-Berryboot (link above) to sdcard.
(3) Connect Pi setup to your router via Ethernet.
(4) Boot system with WD-Berryboot sdcard.
(5) Note the system’s IP address (presented at bottom of Berryboot installation screen)- you’ll need this later
(6) Go to “Add OS” > “Featured” tab, and select Nextcloud. Install.
(7) Double-click Nextcloud in OS launch menu.
(8) For best initial experience, wait for drive reformatting to complete (flashing LED on drive indicates formatting activity). This can take maybe an hour or more for a 1TB drive. If you don’t wait, the system response will be very slow.
(9) Go to a PC/Mac, open web browser, type in http://your-IP-address-noted-in-step5-above . Note that you must type in http:// .
(10) Enter a new name and password to set up the admin account. Wait. It will go to the “Files” page.
(11) Install Nextcloud app onto your IOS or Android mobile device (available on Apple and Google app stores).
(12) Connect your mobile device to the same network that your Nextcloud/Pi setup is plugged into.
(13) Launch the Nextcloud app and follow the instructions. When it prompts to connect to Nextcloud server, enter http://your-IP-address-noted-in-step5-above , and the admin account name and password you entered in step 10 above.
(14) Go to “Settings” > “Automatic upload of camera images”. Turn on “Upload camera photos/videos”, “Upload camera photos”, “Upload camera videos”, “Use subfolders” (your choice). Some of these may already be selected.
(15) Launch the camera app on your mobile device and take some pictures/videos.
(16) To upload the new photos/videos to the Nextcloud/Pi on IOS, launch the Nextcloud app on your mobile device and the copying will execute. To upload on Android device, you don’t need to do anything- it will upload automatically as long as Nextcloud is running in the background and you’re attached to your home network.
(17) Confirm upload: go to a PC/Mac/etc, open web browser, go to http://your-IP-address-noted-in-step5-above, log in to the admin account and navigate to the file(s) of interest.
(18) Note that the first time the photos and videos are accessed in the web-app viewing session, thumbnail images are generated on-the-fly. This will be particularly slow if you chose not to do step 8 above.

Now you know as-much or more about this as/than I do.
Let me know if there are any issues or suggestions with the setup instructions above.

For more info on Nextcloud: https://nextcloud.com/support/

Thanks.

The link you give for the download doesn’t seem to have seem to have anything beyond early last year for the berryboot

Hi, sorry for the confusion, the Nextcloud-Raspbian OS was added to our OS download repository. Our Berryboot software itself didn’t need to change to support this.

As WD Berryboot is being installed on the Pi, it automatically connects to two on-line OS repositories, one at sourceforge (the same single repository that the standard Berryboot version uses) and an additional one at MaxCDN (where WDLabs has uploaded custom OSes). Then it presents the list of available OSes in the installation menu. The WDLabs/MaxCDN OSes are shown in the “Featured” tab of the install menu. If you already have Berryboot installed, you should be able to click on “Add OS” and click the Featured tab and see Nextcloud available for installation. If you don’t have Berryboot installed, you can download it from the link in the original post above.

Hope that clarifies things. Please let me know if you have any installation issues or any other questions.

Thanks!