Owncloud Data on a Removable USB Drive

I have a person who asked me about using an external USB drive for data storage.

His laptop is 1Tio, but his dataset is 4Tio of data he wants available offline.

His wants to have an additional account sync to this external drive with this 4Tio dataset when he's online, so that he can bring it with him when he's offline.

This poses the question of what happens when you remove the drive while online.

Is there any way to work with this scenario; any solution to it?


ownCloud will detect that the hidden ".ocdata" file within the /data dir is missing, warns you about that and shouldn't do anything harmful

If you want to be absolutely sure that this works as expected you need to test this scenario on your own on a testing setup.