Group Project

Team: Devindra, Jaime, Andrew, Mabel

Description: Cloud computing allows the user to access information regardless of the device you use.  Examples of cloud computing are applications such as google docs and dropbox. These applications help people be organize and store personal documents and have access to it everywhere you go. The only thing the user needs is a username and password to access the information.

Linking your external USB HDD as the storage instead of tiny micro SD cardThe  micro SD card loaded with the Raspberry Pi operating system will eventually run out of space. Using a external HDD will help us get the most out of our Cloud. We need to follow the below steps to create a directory in USB HDD to hold the ownCloud data folder.

sudo service nginx stop

sudo mkdir /media/USBHDD/OwnCloud5

sudo chown www-data:www-data /media/USBHDD/OwnCloud5

sudo mv /var/www/owncloud/data/ /media/USBHDD/OwnCloud5/

Configure USB directory path in Nginx config.php

sudo nano /var/www/owncloud/config/config.php

Change the below line

‘datadirectory’ $ ‘/var/www/owncloud/data’


‘datadirectory’ $ ‘/media/USBHDD/OwnCloud5/data’

sudo service nginx start