Hi everyone - I wanted to open up a general topic on Nextcloud plans to have a space to discuss our next steps.
First, as indicated in our 2020 membership infrastructure report, we are in the process of re-purposing our old onsite backup server (with 12 hot swapable disk drives) into the Nextcloud server. We now have 10 3TB Sata disks and 2 2TB SSD disks in place. And, I’m in the process of incorporating a docker-based Nextcloud setup into our ansible scripts so we can deploy this Nextcloud server using our new infrastructure.
Second, at the same time, there is a lively discussion on the encrypted support team discussion list and via a support ticket about improving our markdown editor in Nextcloud. In particular, the goal is to make the Nextcloud Mark down editor available, since it is a more flexible markdown editor, allowing you to enter mark down tags directly and view the results. However, we don’t want to disrupt users that depend on the existing text editor, which is a WYSIWYG markdown editor. More experimentation is taking place.
And third, the Resource Usage Team has approved adding Two Factor auth to our Nextcloud set of apps.
I think our roll out will go something along these lines:
- Setup a staging Nextcloud instance on our new infrastructure, running the latest version of Nextcloud and all the old apps we have plus the new apps we want, in the configuration we want. We can test and re-test until we get it right.
- Upgrade the old instance of Nextcloud to the latest version and ensure all apps are installed and configured
- Copy the old instance into the new infrastructure
I’m happy to get feeback and questions on this process.