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How to deploy the ownCloud InstantApps with Object Storage

Reviewed on 10 May 2021Published on 04 June 2018
  • ownCloud
  • InstantApps
  • compute
  • Object-Storage
  • s3

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 instance button in the Compute section of the control panel.

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

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

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

Configuring ownCloud

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

You land on the ownCloud configuration page.

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

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

  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 the Credentials button.

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

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

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

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

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.