The thing I both like and dislike about things like Nextcloud is that they are way too "enterprise".

I like it because it means they are polished and have a good community around them

I dislike it because it means they are horrible to set up and maintain, especially on low-end servers, because they are designed to "scale up" and be maintained by dedicated people.

They just feel like they are not supposed to be used by your average selfhoster but by an organization dedicating an entire server-

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- for them and this isn't good in my opinion.

And it's not just Nextcloud. Gitlab, Discourse, even Mastodon! The list goes on and on and sometimes there are no real alternatives to them so you are stuck with having to maintain all this


I just want the notes and deck parts of Nextcloud without the rest. IS THIS TOO MUCH TO ASK!

Also Nextcloud has this thing of needing to scan your files to populate it's db so you must use it's own tools to manage your files and that's just, come on.

I wonder if I can mount Nextcloud as a drive under Linux. I can't use NFS so I need an alternative now...

@admicos You can mount it with davfs, but it’ll be awfully slow. I have to use it for work sometimes (the department has its own Nextcloud instance), but I ended up with using just the web interface because of the abysmal speed. It might be better with more resources on the server, and that’s “scalability”, I guess.

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