ownCloud photo backup daemon

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NOTE: Requires ownCloud client from the Jolla store.

Daemon to automatically back up photos to your remote ownCloud instance.

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
harbour-owncloud-daemon-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm45.47 KB10/02/2015 - 03:42
harbour-owncloud-daemon-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm45.45 KB12/02/2015 - 06:15
harbour-owncloud-daemon-0.4-2.armv7hl.rpm45.54 KB12/02/2015 - 06:36
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Comments

Dag's picture

Can we get a small mod to this that would pick up the current path for pictures? The new feature for storing the pictures on SD will make this daemon not work any more... Or where can I foind the sources to modify?

frederik's picture

Dag,

I managed to resurrect the automatic picture upload feature on my phone by editing the configuration file for harbour-owncloud on my phone, in file /home/nemo/.config/harbour-owncloud/harbour-owncloud.conf I changed localPicturesPath to the directory on the external SD. Unfortunately the path now includes a UUID so this is likely to break when changing the SD for any reason, so use at your own risk.

damourti's picture

I frederik,

could it be possible to implement 2 items:

1) indicate the Camera path (SD or intern memory)

2) Indicate the downloading path on the Owncloud server

Thanks a lot

direc's picture

I rarely use WiFi on my Jolla because I have unlimited 4G data plan. How could I enable photo sync on mobile data, too?

cy8aer's picture

It would be nice to have the possibility to name the owncloud folder by your own so you to not mix up the data if you have more than one device.

Feathers_McGraw's picture

This is a great idea, and the app does work, but unfortunately it seems to completely ignore the on/off toggle and the "only sync on wifi" option.

It has used 6GB of data this month (first 3GB with sync on and only sync on wifi checked, second 3GB on a different day with sync OFF and only sync on wifi checked).

Expensive mistake!

robomike's picture

OC outputs an intermittent error message that one tries to create an already existing folder named "Jolla", because I installed the client and the daemon on my second device. Any hints how to stop it?

Also, a temporary shutdown should be possible. I sometimes take some pictures definitevely not worth to save it in the cloud.

calimarno's picture

Thanks for this great app! However, it is not clear to me if the backup is done one way (Jolla > OwnCloud) only or if it is a proper sync (two ways) as one is used with the owncloud client.

olpe's picture

Hi! This doesn't seem to work automatically as a daemon anymore?

I have to open the owncloud app in order to start the uploading...

mugshot's picture

Thanks for this! So far everything has worked out of the box, nice work! Don't know about future plans and updates, but it would be great to be able to sync with mobile data also. It would be nice to be able to choose to use either wifi or mobile, or both according to availability.

Feature requests:

  • Choose wether to sync with wi-fi or mobile data
  • Sync videos
  • Run as a background daemon
    • Add some timer to poll folders, say, every 15-30 minutes
    • Could be a value set by user also

Thanks! :)

damourti's picture

Works fine for me after the last updates, thank you!

In my case, the photo backup works through the data even with the option "backup through Wifi" is marked

jukey's picture

For me it does not work. I already had a directory called "Jolla" when I installed the daemon. This is what I did:

  1. Installation an configuration of an version < 0.3 of the Owncloud application
  2. Insatllation of the daemon application
  3. Upgrade of the Owncloud application
  4. Enabling of the sync functionality in the Settings dialog
  5. Connecting to WiFi

Nothing happens...

If there is a bugtracker somewhere please let me know.

Thanks jukey

Manankanchu's picture

After some problems with the update of OC client I got all working ... backup daemon generates a directory 'Jolla' within the OC file path and syncs all photos from Jolla ... works perfectly.

Great work !

jukey's picture

I have the native Owncloud app configured correctly. I installed this app but I don't have a clue if it worjs and how. At least I would expect a way to select a target folder for my pictures. In additiob it would be great to be asked to sync existing pictutes or not...

thanks jukey