I have been bouncing around between FreeNas, Ubuntu Server, Nethserver, etc… trying to find a server software solution. The feautres I am looking for is a file server that also provide cloud access to those files. I would also like to have single sign on capability that allows a user to access any machine in the network and have the same interface. This was available on Nethserver 6.8 I believe, and it worked great.
I have been trying really hard to like Nethserver. I believe it is the best solutiion for me. I have attempted several times to use Nethserver for my default server, but I run into issues each time.
First, it was that I was waiting on Nethserver 7 to run the new version of OwnCloud. Then, once beta was released I installed Nethserver to find that OwnCloud was no longer supported due to moving to Next Cloud. At the time, there was no module available to install Next Cloud.
Now, I am test driving Nethserver 7 in a VM, and I read that I can only set permissions on files using Samba Active Directory not OpenLDAP. So, I reinstalled Nethserver and installed the Samba Active Directory and configured it with a IP address and bridged interface as instructed in the guide. Now, when trying to access the Software Center nothing shows up and I get:
“The install/update may have failed due to metadata caching issues. Please clean the cache by clicking the button below and retry the install/update operation.”
“CLEAR YUM CACHE”
Clicking “CLEAR YUM CACHE” does nothing and I cant install Nextcloud or a file server or anyting else for that matter.
I would really just like to find an easy to use server solution, other that Windows, that can provide the service I am looking for. I really want it to be Nethserver, but I really am tired of hitting problems at every turn.
Can someone please help me?