Nextcloud 15.02 Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Nextcloud, the true open source, self-hosted cloud storage service, which is a fork of Owncloud has recently been updated to version 15.02…. This is a minor release which focuses security and functionality bug fixes, not rewrites of major systems that risk user data!

Some notable changes included in this release are, Calendar/Contacts fixes that improve the cancel-event messages, security-relevant changes now allow fonts to be provided in data and improve Proxy handling as well as better password reset handling when using encrypted storage….

Nextcloud enables private cloud services on users’ own servers… It’s a self-hosted file sync and share app platforms and with it you can access & sync your files, contacts and data across your devices..

For more about this release, please visit its blog page

A few highlights that were added to this release:

  • LDAP and SAML improvements: LDAP mapping fix, SAML login flow on Apple devices fix, LDAP user deletion date now recorded
  • A series of IE fixes repair check boxes, apps menu and icons
  • Security-relevant changes now allow fonts to be provided in data and improve Proxy handling as well as better password reset handling when using encrypted storage
  • File-drop no longer breaks on certain special characters
  • Fixed PDF sidebar shown on PDF thumbnails
  • Search improvements in mail and comments
  • Some text- and translation fixes

For new users and students who want to learn how to install or upgrade, the posts below should be a great starting point…

We’ve written tutorials on installing Nextcloud on Ubuntu with both Apache2 and Nginx HTTP servers support… Continue below to learn how to install or upgrade Nextcloud server…

Installing Nextcloud with Apache2

If you want to install Nextcloud Server with Apache2 support, then the post below should help you get there… It helps students and new users install Nextcloud on Ubuntu with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7.2 support…

Installing Nextcloud with Nginx

For those looking for help installing Nextcloud Server with Nginx support instead, the post below is what may want to use… It shows students and new users how to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP 7.2 support…

Upgrading Nextcloud

If you want to upgrade your existing Nextcloud site, follow the steps below:

First stop the webserver… Look up the above tutorials to learn how to stop Apache2 / Nginx web servers on Ubuntu…. After that, continue below with upgrading Nextcloud….

Backup your current Nextcloud folder….

sudo mv /var/www/html/nextcloud /var/www/html/nextcloud_bak

Then download the latest… replace the stable number with the latest…

cd /var/www/html
sudo git clone --branch stable15 nextcloud
cd /var/www/html/nextcloud
sudo composer install
sudo git submodule update --init

Next, copy the old data folder and the old config.php file from the backed-up folder to the new NextCloud directory….

sudo cp -rf /var/www/html/nextcloud_bak/data /var/www/html/nextcloud
sudo cp /var/www/html/nextcloud_bak/config/config.php /var/www/html/nextcloud/config/

After that, run the commands below to upgrade….

sudo -u www-data php /var/www/html/nextcloud/occ maintenance:mode --on
sudo composer update /var/www/html/nextcloud --with-dependencies
sudo -u www-data php /var/www/html/nextcloud/occ upgrade
sudo -u www-data php /var/www/html/nextcloud/occ maintenance:mode --off

That’s it!

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