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How to Migrate Content from OwnCloud to Syncplicity

Any content stored on OwnCloud will manually need to be moved to Syncplicity. This is not an automatic process. Follow the steps below on migrating content. Your individual solution will vary depending on your computer's storage space. 

Please see the instructions on Getting Connecting and add Syncplicity to your local machine before you begin any migration scenario.

You will need to use Syncplicity once it has launched, going forward. Please do not upload any new files/folders to R'Cloud Archive (OwnCloud) after May 23rd. You will have access to grab content and files from OwnCloud until September 30th, 2017. 

Web Dav Updates

For those who mapped a drive on their computer to connect to RCloud (OwnCloud), the sever will need to be updated to find R'Cloud Archive. 

Current (R'Cloud using OwnCloud)Update to:

Server: https://rcloud.ucr.edu

Remote path: /remote.php/nonshib-webdav

Server: https://rcloudarchive.ucr.edu

Remote path: /remote.php/nonshib-webdav

Note: Expandrive may need to be updated to the latest version for rcloudarchive to work .

Scenario 1 (for Mac & Windows): Content is located on OwnCloud only

Follow these instructions if most, or all, your data is located only on OwnCloud. This would be the case if you have never synced any files to your local machine. If you think you may have some files on the OwnCloud server that are not synced on your local machine, you'll need to follow these instructions for those files. 

  1. Create a folder on your local machine that you would like to place all content to sync with Syncplicity.
  2. Download folder structures/files from OwnCloud and save to your local hard-drive in the folder you created in step 1.
    Enough space instructions: If you have enough space on your local hard-drive to download your OwnCloud files all at once: save, unzip, rename folders if necessary, and place them in the folder you created in step 1, then continue to step 3.
    Not enough space instructions: If the data size on OwnCloud exceeds local hard-drive space, you need to download content in "chunks" (either by folder or specific files). To do this, you will need to save, unzip, and rename the folder if necessary, and place them in the folder you created in step 1, then continue to step 3. Note that his step will need to be completed for each "chunk". 
  3. Once the files have been downloaded, or some folders if dealing with space issues, follow the instructions for your machine. 
    Mac Instructions

    Navigate to the folder(s) you wish to sync in your Finder window.

    Right- or control-click the folder.

    (If you do not see that option, it means that particular folder/directory cannot be synced; add a subfolder to the directory and use that instead)

    In the menu, click Share then Share with Syncplicity. You may need to click More at the end of the menu to see Share with Syncplicity

     

    Mac folder share menu
    Windows Instructions

    Navigate to the folder(s) you wish to sync.

    Right-click on the folder of your choice and choose 'Syncplicity', then 'Add to Syncplicity'.

    (If you do not see that option, it means that particular folder/directory cannot be synced; add a subfolder to the directory and use that instead)

    Syncplicity syncs the folder and overlays a Syncplicity logo on the folder icon to let you know it has been added to your Syncplicity account.

    Windows Add to Syncplicity
  4. Enough space instructions: If your local hard-drive can accommodate all files, once they are synced you can keep them locally on your machine. 
    Not enough space instructions: If your local hard-drive cannot accommodate all your files at once, remove your files in batches from the local hard drive AFTER they have been synced. Please confirm with the web version at https://ucr.syncplicity.com to make sure your files have been synced. You'll do this in chunks by downloading some files, syncing, deleting those that have been synced, and then downloading more files, syncing, and deleting. Do this as often as you need to get all your files off OwnCloud and synced to Syncplicity. Essentially, follow step 2 to 4 until complete.

Scenario 2 (for Mac & Windows): All content is synced to your computer

If using OwnCloud and all files have been synced on a computer, which means your local files match what is on the server (local match), then you can open the synced folders on your computer and "Add to Syncplicity". You won't need to access OwnCloud or complete any action within OwnCloud. To sync a folder on your system, you must add it to your Syncplicity account.

Mac Instructions

1. Check to see if your synced files located on your local machine MATCH the files on the OwnCloud server. If they do, continue with this scenario, if not, see Scenario 1.

Mac folder share menu

2. Navigate to the folder(s) you wish to sync in your Finder window.

3. Right- or control-click the folder.
4. In the menu, click Share then Share with Syncplicity. You may need to click More at the end of the menu to see Share with Syncplicity
Windows Instructions
1.  Check to see if your synced files located on your local machine MATCH the files on the OwnCloud server. If they do, continue with this scenario, if not, see Scenario 1. Windows Add to Syncplicity 
2. Navigate to the folder(s) you wish to sync.

3. Right-click on the folder of your choice and choose 'Syncplicity', then 'Add to Syncplicity'.

(If you do not see that option, it means that particular folder/directory cannot be synced; add a subfolder to the directory and use that instead)

4. Syncplicity syncs the folder and overlays a Syncplicity logo on the folder icon to let you know it has been added to your Syncplicity account.

Notes:

  • All files within the folder are synced to the cloud and available online, except for those files whose type is excluded from syncing.
  • Files are synced only when in a folder that is synced.
  • If you have other computers with the Syncplicity client, they will display a dialog box asking if you would like to sync the folder to those computers as well.
  • Any trailing spaces in file or folder names are truncated. Also, you cannot upload files with file names that contain the following characters: \ / | : * " ? < >

Scenario 3 (Linux)

It is recommended that a Windows or Mac operating system be used with the provided clients. A Linux client is not available. It is advised to configure a Windows or Mac VM to make sure of the client. Otherwise, Linux users will need to use the Chrome Browser in the Linux OS. 

All content is synced to your computer

If all content is synced on OwnCloud to your computer using Linux, you will need to upload these files to the web browser version at https://ucr.syncplicity.com. There is no Linux desktop client for Syncplicity. You will not be able to sync your files on your computer with Syncplicity. 

  1. Open a web browser (preferably Chrome) Log in to http://ucr.syncplicity.com
  2. In the Files section, make a folder that you would like to upload your files to
  3. Click into that folder
  4. Click on the upload button and select the files you wish to upload. Please note that it is not recommended to upload files greater than 3GB via the browser.
Content is located on OwnCloud only

If all content is located on OwnCloud only, you will need to first download your content to your computer and then reupload (save) to Syncplicity. If you do not have enough space on your computer to house all your files on OwnCloud, you will need to download files in batches, upload to Syncplicity, and delete those files on your computer once confirmed they have been uploaded to Syncplicity.

  1. Download your files from OwnCloud onto your computer (if you don't have enough space, you'll have to do this in batches)
  2. Open a web browser (preferably Chrome) Log in to http://ucr.syncplicity.com
  3. In the Files section, make a folder that you would like to upload your files to
  4. Click into that folder
  5. Click on the upload button and select the files you wish to upload. Please note that it is not recommended to upload files greater than 3GB via the browser. 
  6. At this point, if not all your files were downloaded from OwnCloud and uploaded to Syncplicity due to space issues, you will need to delete the files off your computer that you have already uploaded to Syncplicity. Then, complete the steps as necessary until all your files are saved on Syncplicity. 

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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