I prefer not sideloading apps onto my devices, so solutions leveraging existing products are preferred.

I tried using Nextcloud, but I don’t know how to accomplish my goal of a synced folder with it, and it is slow.

PS: I have Blink installed.

  • The server, is it yours or are 3rd-party cloud services like Dropbox, or MS OneDrive acceptable? – Steve Chambers Oct 31 '18 at 20:49
  • @SteveChambers Mine. – HappyFace Oct 31 '18 at 20:54
  • I recommend Resilio Sync, which is free to sync folders for personal use, but has the option to upgrade for more features. But for a long while, I was totally fine just using the folder sync capability, and only upgraded when there was a special offer on. – CJK Nov 1 '18 at 0:22

I asked the maintainer of the snap package, and learned how to do this with Nextcloud:

The way I've done this in the past is to move files into the files directory of the user's slice of the datadir, make sure permissions were the same, and then run occ files:scan --all. In the snap it's the same, and the command is nextcloud.occ files:scan --all. Unless you've put the data elsewhere, the data is in /var/snap/nextcloud/common/nextcloud/data/.


Your best bet would be to use something like Dropbox, but if you need to sync a specific folder, you could try Resillo Sync (formerly BitTorrent Sync):


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