Nextcloud Server 15 is Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

NextCloud, the true open source, self-hosted cloud storage service, which is a fork of OwnCloud has recently been updated to version 15 and this brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install or upgrade to it on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10….

This is a major release and brings with it a new social feature called Nextcloud social, a new design and grid view, workflow features and 2-3x faster loading performance, enforces 2-factor authentication (2FA) and enables a new generation real-time document editing….

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..

This release improves on many previously released features of the 14 series, including security, collaboration features like adding a note to a share, video verification, 2-factor authentication provider, support for PHP 7.2 and many more…

For more about this release, please visit its blog page

A few highlights that were added to this release:

  • Avoid logging of “Partial search results returned: Sizelimit exceeded…”
  • Prefix icon variables with app name to avoid conflicts
  • Shorten index name of calendar changes table
  • Fix navigation layout for items that are added on a re-render
  • Allow to hide download option for folders shared by link
  • Do not switch to root folder if filelist is already shown

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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2 Replies to “Nextcloud Server 15 is Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10”

  1. December 21 2018

    I made the upgrade to ‘stable15’ as above … and now my NC do Not working ?!!

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