(All of these commands need to be run as root, so either put sudo in front of every command or elevate your shell with sudo -i)
I would just like to add that the windows_network_drive app is Enterprise only. So you will need a license key which will also entitle you to support.
I think PECL is OK to use, in fact in owncloud-ansible/php you can automagically tell it to use pecl to install additional PHP requirements. If you are concerned to have a compiler available on a production system, you can just uninstall it after successfull compilation of the package.
There are times I think I couldn’t find my rear-end with both hands, technologically speaking.
Here is what I want to accomplish. On my server I have 16.3 TB of Raid 60 storage. I have dedicated 5TB to this cloud server because a friend wants to start a YouTube channel. I want to give her the option of off-site back-up for her videos and video elements. She is using a Mac for video editing so I need to make sure she can save and access her data unchanged by my systems, and access them remotely as she lives several states away.
The first option I heard of for a personal cloud server was OwnCloud. I know this is a very ambitious project for someone that has very little experience with Linux.