Upload files to multiple users


#1

I’m managing 100 computers, each of them has its own OC account with a bunch of “base files”. “Base files” are samefor all of them but are modified differently later on so shared files wouldn’t do. Usual procedure is “purge user files + upload new base files” for each of them.

I’m looking for a faster way than logging into each account via web and uploading files. Last year, I uploaded the files directly into user folders on server (data/XXX/files) and it spared me a lot of time but I was strongly advised against doing so due to database sync issues.

What would you sugest? Is there a fast way of “upload to selected users”? Can I upload into folder and run something to sync DB? (Same question goes for deleting all users’ files - can i “purge” user faster than logging into his account, check all + delete, trash, check all+purge, log out)?


#2

Are those “base files” like 2 folders and a PDF file?

Later on the users then upload files in to those folders right?

If so, you can adjust the skeleton and provide “default files”.

https://doc.owncloud.com/server/10.0/admin_manual/configuration/files/default_files_configuration.html?highlight=skeleton

another approach would be to upload those to a SMB share, create a folder for every user and give only the user permissions to write in his folder.

More information can be found here:

https://doc.owncloud.com/server/10.0/admin_manual/enterprise/external_storage/windows-network-drive_configuration.html?highlight=wnd