I succesfully installed owncloud on my raspberry pi, but I want to upload files to my hdd when I upload on owncloud. So I did this:
cd /var/www/owncloud/config sudo nano config.php
and I changed the
'datadirectory' => 'mnt/usbdrive/owncloud'
/mnt/usbdrive/ is a directory on the raspberry where the hdd is mounted
/owncloud/ is a directory I made on the hdd.
So this should work, but the problem is. It doesn't since the
is empty when I reboot. And when I manually try to mount it again, the url: serverip/owncloud (so basically the owncloud page) is empty. ( I think it's because I changed something while it was still running). Now dont take my word on the this but I thought about some possible situations/solutions, but I also have no idea how to solve this:
I think that the raspberry must be automatically mounted at booting since the owncloud automatically boots as well.
The owncloud should be stopped, with a command(no idea which command) , then I can manually mount the hdd and I can start it again.
I have no idea if this would work, if I am right or how to do this>
So I'll just ask a couple of questions first.
Is one of the listed situations the situation I am in now? ( So will one of the solutions work?)
Why is there a blank page on the owncloud url when I manually boot the hdd while the owncloud is still running?
If one of the listed situations is the situation, how do I execute the solution?
Also, if I dont change the data directory to the directory on my hdd,but keep it the same, it works perfectly. Of course I dont want it to keep it the standard since I dont wanna upload on the raspberry but on the hdd.
Before mounting the hdd and accessing the owncloud will just give me the header of owncloud + an error saying: "Failed to connect to database" That's probably because the data directory doesn't exist because the hdd isn't mounted yet.
So overall I think the thing that is wrong right now is: I boot the raspberry pi, so owncloud boots as well. The hdd isn't automatically connected, so I have to manually connect it while owncloud is still running. After mounting, I try to go to: raspberrypi-ip/owncloud and it's a white screen. In order to lose the white screen, I should reboot the raspberry. Which brings me back to the beginning.
NOTE: I do use a powered usb hub