Need help syncing photos with nextcloud

Nextcloud works like a charm, except syncing photos.
I’m on 4.0.1.48 (Koli)

I don’t have my own nextcloud instance. I pay some company for nextcloud.

The server adres I entered is https://somedomain.name/
Advanced settings has
/remote.php/dav/files/username for webdav
/remote.php/dav/files/username/Photos for image path
/remote.php/dav/files/username/Sailfish OS/Backups for backup path.

Backups work correctly, that proves my settings are correct.
There is a Talks folder created automatically, so the phone has that acces.
Photos don’t sync, and there is no folder created.

I have tried to delete nextcloud account settings in sailfish, and recreating it. It didn’t help.
I created the photos folder myself. It did nothing.
Sync is set to both ways. Auto sync is on. Planned sync is on for twice a day. It does make backups.

Photos are stored on the device, not on SD.

Some of the photos are important to me, and I really want them backed up automatically, as I can’t really manually back up multiple times a week. Can someone help me get photo sync working?

At the current time no auto sync of photos is done in the nextcloud implementation. You can do this manually by sharing from the gallery. There was is an app on Openrepos named Ghostcloud which had addtitional daemons that did this, but it ceased working with 3.4 I think and haven’t tested since.
I hope they’ll include this with upcoming versions.

Thank you for your reply.
I’ll just wait for an update and hope nothing will go wrong in the meantime :frowning:

I’ve been using SailSync ownCloud to sync paths manually to Nextcloud.

Combined with a systemd .path file it can even sync stuff automatically, e.g. when a photo is taken…

Is there some way that we less knowledgable people can get this working?

I just installed Ghostcloud to get auto synching working. But to no avail.

Just a couple of months ago I had it working fine. I don’t know if it was on 3.4 but I remembered it as working on SFOS 4. Anyway. I’ll try a bit more and see how it goes.

Try what @rulli proposed: sailsync owncloud. It works great on my device to sync files.

I wrote this not too long ago:

It’s not exactly trivial to set up, but not rocket science either