How to deploy the ownCloud InstantApps with Object Storage

Deploying ownCloud with Object Storage

This page shows you how to spawn an ownCloud application with Object Storage.


The ownCloud application comes with the following packages:


With ownCloud you can sync & share your files, calendar, contacts and more. Access your data from all your devices, on an open platform you can extend and modify.

There are four steps to deploy the ownCloud application

  • Deploying ownCloud
  • Configuring ownCloud
  • Login and Start Using ownCloud
  • Configuring ownCloud with Object Storage

Deploying ownCloud

1 . Click Create Server button in the Compute section of the control panel.

Control Panel

2 . You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the ownCloud image in the InstantApp section for your Cloud Instance:

Control Panel

The server will be created with a ready to use ownCloud.

3 . Click Create Server on the right bottom of the server creation page which will launch your server

Configuring ownCloud

When your server is running, you can see the server’s IP address in the server list on the control panel. Copy this IP address and paste it in a browser.

You land on the ownCloud configuration page.

OwnCloud configuration

1 . Fill the admin account with your username and password. ownCloud uses a MySQL database. To retrieve the database credentials, connect your server using a terminal ssh root@<your_server_ip>.

The MySQL password is shown in the MOTD message that is shown upon your first connection to the server:

MySQL configuration

2 . In the ownCloud setup, enter the database user and password you retrieve from the MOTD

3 . Set the database name to owncloud

4 . Click the Finish Setup button.

Login and Start Using ownCloud

ownCloud is now installed and ready to use.


Configuring ownCloud with Object Storage

1 . Click the Storage button in the Scaleway control panel.

2 . Click Create a Bucket to create a bucket for ownCloud to store files inside.

3 . Name your bucket and validate your bucket creation (a bucket name must contain only alphanumeric and lowercase characters.)

4 . Click on the Credentials button.

5 . Click on your identifier in the top right corner and then on Settings.

6 . Enter the Storage section and click on Enable external Storage.

7 . Choose Amazon S3 in the Dropdown list and enter your S3 credentials.

Owncloud configure storage

  • Folder name
  • Region: nl-ams
  • Access Key: your access key
  • Secret Key: your secret_key
  • Bucket: The name of the bucket you created
  • Hostname:
  • Enable SSL

Important: Edit the Region and Hostname parameters to the region of your bucket. It can either be fr-par (Paris, France), nl-ams (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) or pl-waw (Warsaw, Poland).

You now have a new folder using Object Storage that allows you to have an highly available and unlimited storage.

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