Setup a Raspberry Pi Cloud Server With Nextcloud

Client Setup

The last part of this guide is to setup the client application on your other devices so that they can start to use the cloud storage provided by your mighty Raspberry Pi.

The process for installing the client application will differ depending on the platform (it’s available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, more).

As most users will use Windows I’ll demonstrate how to install the application on a Windows 10 PC. For other versions you can follow the instructions on the Nextcloud website.

You’ll first need to go to the Nextcloud website and download the client application.

Next install the application, once completed you’ll be presented with the following:

Click the Log In button as shown above, you’ll see the following:

Type in “http://<YOUR SERVER IP>/nextcloud! and clock Next.

A web browser will open and you’ll be prompted to connect your account:

Enter you login details and you’ll be asked to Grant access:

Click the button and you’ll be returned to the app. Here you can choose which folders on your Nextcloud to sync, and where to store them on your local device.

Select the options that work for you, then click Connect. You’ll then see a screen like below, showing you the status of your connection.

The same screen can be seen at any time by clicking on the Nextcloud logo on the task bar.

If you open a new file browser window you should now see a Nextcloud entry in the navigation pane:

And there we have it! A tiny, little Raspberry Pi providing cloud storage to all the devices in your home.

Thanks to the following original articles:

PiMyLifeUp – Nextcloud Server

ThePiHut – Static IP Address

RaspberryPi – External Storage

2 thoughts on “Setup a Raspberry Pi Cloud Server With Nextcloud”

  1. Matt, thanks for the very complete and useful guide. Yours is the best one I’ve found when looking for help with installing nextcloud on my local server.

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