Title: OwnCloud Sync to Traditional Server File Share
Category: Backup - Disaster Recovery
Quick summary of the use case: Need to backup info in OwnCloud as it changes
Problem it solves / why you think this is important: Today you can backup OwnCloud through DB backups, but a file that changes multiple times then deleted between backups is not recoverable.
We use OwnCloud for several dozen courses a year and we always have students deleting the wrong info or over-writing files with older versions, etc. I assure you that no current OwnCloud backup feature can survive a student with a delete key.
We want the ability to have several course folders in OwnCloud like:
Any changes in those OwnCloud accounts be sync'ed to a traditional Windows server file share called:
Course3... etc. That we designate.
Those file shares will sync on any changes and can be backed up whenever changes are made, have full versioning & can support historical restoration. We can also give staff access to the shares for their courses to dump info to the students which will be sync'd to the individual OwnCloud accounts. This allows OwnCloud to stay online continuously.
The desktop client feature is insufficient for the scale of several dozen accounts.
PS. These forums are very hard to use. Small edit windows and no way to make them larger. Very 1980's.