This page describes how to synchronize and share files using ownCloud as one does with DropBox or Box.
If you are looking for a description of how to backup your laptop files please refer to this page instead: Setting up backup with owncloud
Note: The icons, the appearance and location of graphical elements depend on the operating system. In this page I show pictures relative to Linux, but they are more or less the same in other operating systems.
Sharing and sync system as ownCloud are based on this principle:
Decide a folder where all files will be synchronized. Owncloud default is as follows:
If you want to change these above you can do so upon configuration as described below.
+ Add account. Otherwise skip directly to section 3. Add a base sync/sharing folder
Now you're ready to setup folder sync. If there is no folder sync configured the Connection Wizard will directly go to the folder configuration dialog.
Add Folder Sync connectionto add a new folder.
lu.box.com. It is wise to leave the rest of the things as default as in the picture below.
Choose what to sync
OKand proceed to step 3.4.
Connect…. The client will start retrieving the files from the server.
At any time you can go back to the settings and change which folders do you want to sync by simply ticking/unticking the box next to the folder name.
NOTE: when you unsync a folder, all the files in that folder will be deleted from your local disk. If there is a copy on the server, such copy will be kept. So make sure that there is a copy on the server by looking at your files on https://cloud.lucas.lu.se before deciding to un-synchronize a folder.
Sharing files with others is only possible via the web interface at https://cloud.lucas.lu.se . The Desktop client has no sharing functionality.
There are two ways to share files:
In order to demonstrate how this works, in this example we will share the folder
Create public link. A new dialog will appear:
Share. The link will be created.
Official documentation: https://doc.owncloud.com/webui/next/classic_ui/files/public_link_shares.html