Cryptpad and Nextcloud shutting down soon ⚠️

Hello everyone! :blush:

We want to let you know that our Cryptpad and Nextcloud instances are getting shut down & cleared in two weeks. This has a two simple reasons:

  • The biggest amount of registered Garuda Cloud users are seemingly not using it, which effectively blocks the available resources for other users
  • Cryptpad is also rather abandoned

The plan is to let Garuda Cloud return after it has been cleared. Since our previous "open registration" plan wasn't quite successful, we want to learn from this experience and change the whole process for the better. Access will likely only granted based on certain conditions - eg. participation in the forum. By this, we want to make sure that our loyal users are able to benefit from our offerings! A concrete plan will follow once the cleanup has been completed.

Since the reset will wipe all existing data, please make sure to backup things properly! :warning:


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I think 2 weeks is far too short for such an issue. Being not able to depend, that my data stays save, when you get trusted with it, is EXACTLY the type of reason, why I would never sign up for it.

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The only way to keep data safe is to store it on various media in various places.
The only thing that is really secure is that there is no eternal life.


Perhaps you should put a warning on Garuda Welcome or remove the Nextcloud link on Garuda Welcome ?


Good Idea.


It is nice that garuda provides certain web applications and software hosted on their server. But I understand that it is not good to leave everything in an open way.
I really like the idea of having benefits according to your participation in the community and it wouldn't be a bad idea on my part to put a payment plan for certain Web Applications like Cloud.


So - you aren't affected by it but are saying how terrible it would be... to have to move 250MB of data? :rofl:

If people were donating towards a server's running costs and were storing significant amounts of data then it would be a completely different situation.


You can share something like that on and similar

I always prefer an updated garuda inxi for problem solving, but the inxi section was created to post it here in the forum and not somewhere on the internet.
Also, garuda has its own PrivateBin area for logfiles etc. that are longer than 32,000 characters. Just look at the top right.


Oh, I didnt know that this is actually the expected behavior. It looked to me, like an individual posted it here, since they didnt knew another place for their post.

Just looked really off, when looking over the forum posts.

And considering that Geruda shuts down Nextcloud and Cryptpad, and doing so in rapid fashion and not really giving an appropriate time window to restore the trusted data, I wary to recommend such a service, to be frank.

I think, if you offer a service that includes a long-term commitment, and then it gets stripped away from your feet, that is not really trustworthy.

You would also not find it funny, when Arch strips away crucial packages virtually overnight, just because less people other than you are using it, when you rely on it actually.

Your posts are off-topic there, so I moved them here.

Maybe the content of this topic will help you.

Cryptad was a great concept with end to end encryption for documents. An average Joe like me may not have any real case use for such a great app, but its good to see how many services are offered to its users. Kudos to the Garuda Linux team.


I been waiting for the register to be open, I even asked this to one of the mod/admin / staff and told me they was looking into to fix it..

another thing is its all open and free to use so not sure why it would be getting removed if it does not price tag on the servers..

I mean, if u need a free server look into OCI it gives 200 G SSD which is what am using for my own nextcloud due to waiting long time to use yours ... But don't take something down just due to no one use it.. some point someone will use it at the end...

Unfortunately, you do not meet the requirements.


We decided to only provide access to active contributors to decrease the risk of having tons of accounts which were never used after registration.

My personal experience with OCI was quite bad actually. I did apply for their free tier, was denied, and never even received an answer to the question of why that was the case. Also, read about them doing shutdowns without further notice. Of course, it doesn't have to be this way, but personally, I would be careful.


ah dam, not good, I mean I give u mine if u need it.. the same thing happen to me with IBM tier where they just suspend me and took the $100 from my account which kinda sucks..

but I get that we have to watch out due to the risks, that is why you have staffs to make sure its not being used for illegal stuff... as a ex CO / IT / Medical and Law, we use cloud base all of the time, and yet working on a new biz for online law where we try to help others from frauds and scams .. Such as in Google play apps, and iOS apps... But that's off-topic --

back on topic -- I know it been what 5 months I have not be on here, does not mean I don't promo ur OS as its kinda better then most I seen, the only down side is my Mac OS air is from 2015 and ram in this is way low to 4GB ddr3 which not sure if it can handle any OS and its sad that apple trashed out Macs... even the newer m1 chips

but I do get what you mean, but in a long run, am sure someone like me willing to use it...

Yep I know --- I do beside the senses for most ppl as well work in RL county jails and prisons so I been working past 5 months and now am back online doing remote work -- so now u will see more of me

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