Ok, so normally, a server provides a webdav share, and that can be accessed by mounting it on some other computer. What I want to do is to mount it (permanently) not elsewhere, but on the actual Ubuntu server that is providing it. My questions:

  1. Is it possible?

    1.a if yes, how is it done properly?

  2. Is it safe?

I have already tried it by inserting the following line into /etc/fstab (of the server): https://my.example.com/remote.php/webdav /home/ben/owncloud davfs auto,uid=ben,gid=ben,-netdev,rw 0 0

This isn't working as intended, because at startup, it turns out to be not mounted, and it says only root can mount, EDIT: exactly every other time I reboot. Also, last time I was experimenting with the options, chaos ensued and the server went down for a while (but maybe for a completely unrelated reason), so now I'm afraid to try again until I gather some more information... To elaborate why I'm doing this: What I'm trying is to upload files from my phone to the server's webdav via rsync. However, I cannot mount the webdav on my phone, - hence, the idea to mount it on the server itself.

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    Does your phone support rsync? Your solution to this problem makes NO sense. Jan 21, 2015 at 19:53
  • Yes, it does, out of the box. It's a Jolla. Why exactly doesn't it make sense?
    – Ben Opp
    Jan 22, 2015 at 23:24


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