First time Docker user, how does my Nextcloud look?

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First time Docker user, how does my Nextcloud look?

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No idea about Docker but I've got it running and installed Nextcloud and that seems to work too! :) I've used Nextcloud from the Docker hub as that seems the most official.

There are a couple of things I'm unsure about: I'd like to make sure everything is correct before I add users and data.

Volumes: I have the following File/Folder mount paths

/docker/nextcloud/config - /var/www/html/config
/docker/nextcloud/data - /var/www/html/data

Do I need more? The setup instructions say

Overview of the folders that can be mounted as volumes:
  • /var/www/html Main folder, needed for updating
  • /var/www/html/custom_apps installed / modified apps
  • /var/www/html/config local configuration
  • /var/www/html/data the actual data of your Nextcloud
  • /var/www/html/themes/<YOU_CUSTOM_THEME> theming/branding
Port Setting: I have Local Port 8080, Container Port 80 and I can access Nextcloud at my LAN IP:8080 but I'm sure this can be improved to run over https on port 443? Probibly what I want to do is set up a subdomain cloud.mydomain.tld, point the DNS to my WAN IP and add cloud. to my LetsEncrypt certificate. But I also want to be able to use othersubdomain.mydomain.tld/nextcloud.

There's a big warning about using the wrong type of database recommending not using SQLite and to change it, "This is particularly recommended when using the desktop client for file synchronisation". I will be using the desktop client, but if it's not recommended why's it in the Docker install?

Any other obvious errors? Any tips or advice?
 
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What does NextCloud give you that is unavailable through Synology? I've considered the switch, but from features and stability, I found no compelling reason to migrate.
 
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What does NextCloud give you that is unavailable through Synology?

Major feature is ability to share tasks or to dos. Synology's Calendar can share calendars nicely but the tasks/reminders/to dos don't come along for the ride.

Synology's Contacts is - how shall we say - terrible. Actually, to be fair I don't rally care about the interface but its been a bit flakey in its connections my CardDAV clients.

The actual data sharing (Dropbox like) is, well, Dropbox like, pretty much a direct copy. Synoloy's Drive isn't as nice.

Its the difference between a professional, well thought out and built system and one knocked out one weekend and never quite finished. Maybe the Synology apps will be better one day, but until then...
 
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Synology's Calendar can share calendars nicely but the tasks/reminders/to dos don't come along for the ride.
FWIW, I sync Synology Tasks to Thunderbird and to my phones/tablets.
 

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run over https on port 443? Probibly what I want to do is set up a subdomain cloud.mydomain.tld, point the DNS to my WAN IP and add cloud. to my LetsEncrypt certificate
Reverse proxy can offer this solution

There's a big warning about using the wrong type of database recommending not using SQLite and to change it, "This is particularly recommended when using the desktop client for file synchronisation". I will be using the desktop client, but if it's not recommended why's it in the Docker install?
It means that you can point your NC install to you an outside DB such as MySQL instead of SQLite.
 
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Reverse proxy can offer this solution
Yea, I think I'm going to have to learn to reverse my proxy. Can I get my Nextcloud / WhatEver up and running and then sort the RP or do I need the PR ready and waiting?
It means that you can point your NC install to you an outside DB such as MySQL instead of SQLite.
Planning on doing that, as I think you'll know from other posts.
 

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Yea, I think I'm going to have to learn to reverse my proxy.
This can help:

Can I get my Nextcloud / WhatEver up and running and then sort the RP or do I need the PR ready and waiting?
Yes, you can sort the RP later anytime.
 
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This can help:
Yes, I had a glance at that earlier. It says "One of the main reasons RP is useful is the fact that it will prevent you to have to open up a large number of ports on your router in order to get access to your apps that you have hosted on your NAS." which I didn't know about and as I have lots of port forwarding....
Yes, you can sort the RP later anytime.
Good, I'll climb one hill at a time!
 

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