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Should I chown the new path of my data ?


  • I migrated my data from the default /home/yellowtent/appsdata/randomVolumeContainerid/data to my new mount point /mnt/nextcloud/data (or should I say Cloudron interface did it for me)

    but I noticed than the owner of /home/yellowtent/appsdata/randomVolumeContainerid is 1000:1000 (yellowtent:yellowtent) while the owner of /mnt/nextcloud is 0:0 (root:root)

    should i chown /mnt/nextcloud or this don't really matter ?

  • Staff

    This should not be necessary, the files within the data folder will anyways be chowned to www-data within the app by root.


  • may I delete the old empty directory
    /home/yellowtent/appsdata/7dd8e169-9efb-485c-9cee-7053e0312360/ ?


  • so even if I delete both path the old one in /home/yellowtent/appsdata/... and the new /mnt/nextcloud/data than uninstall nextcloud and reinstall it
    I always have this error message when I try to move the data

    Error : Already Exists - ER_DUP_ENTRY: Duplicate entry '/mnt/nextcloud/data' for key 'dataDir'
    

    just to be clear I remove both path, but specially /mnt/nextcloud/data after the uninstall
    /mnt/nextcloud is a second physical hard drive (not the main)

  • Staff

    That error looks a lot more like a database constraint error. In this case it appears you already have an app configured on that dataDir?

  • Staff

    @JOduMonT said in Should I chown the new path of my data ?:

    may I delete the old empty directory
    /home/yellowtent/appsdata/7dd8e169-9efb-485c-9cee-7053e0312360/ ?

    You should not delete this. This directory is used to storing the database dumps when taking app backup.


  • @girish said in Should I chown the new path of my data ?:

    @JOduMonT said in Should I chown the new path of my data ?:

    may I delete the old empty directory
    /home/yellowtent/appsdata/7dd8e169-9efb-485c-9cee-7053e0312360/ ?

    You should not delete this. This directory is used to storing the database dumps when taking app backup.

    OK good I didn't deleted it


    @nebulon said in Should I chown the new path of my data ?:

    That error looks a lot more like a database constraint error. In this case it appears you already have an app configured on that dataDir?

    yes but than, when I went into my. cloudron the path disappear and when I look a via the console, a new set of data was inside /home/yellowtent/appsdata/7dd8e169-9efb-485c-9cee-7053e0312360/ while my mount point /mnt/nextcloud/data was accessible

    between the configuration and the error message I had the reboot the server because of ubuntu security update has cloudron asked me.