ownCloud Server 10.0.8 Released.. Here’s How to Upgrade / Install on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04

ownCloud server 10.0.8 has been released.. and if you’re currently running a previous version, it’s recommended that you upgrade… This release brings over a hundread bug fixes and minor tweaks, including bunch of new features..

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to upgrade or install the new ownCloud server 10.0.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 or 18.04 server.

Some of the new features include, a UI refresh on the frontend for sharing by mail which you can now easily add your own email address to put you in CC so all recipients of the mail shared in one place, granular password enforcement for public links, and many more…

Some of the fixes and features are listed below

  • PHP 5.6 deprecation
  • Personal note for public link mail notification
  • New mail notifications feature
  • LDAP-related improvements
  • New option to granularly configure public link password enforcement
  • New config option to enable fallback to HTTP for federated shares

and many more

The steps below show you how to upgrade or install a new ownCloud server in your environement

Step 1: Upgrading ownCloud via Updater app

If you’re running previous version of ownCloud, this step shows you how to upgrade… but before upgrading you should backup your current database and website content…

After backing up, continue with the steps below:

Using the Updater app to update your ownCloud installation is just a few steps:

You should see a notification at the top of any ownCloud page when there is a new update available.. Even though the Updater app backs up important directories, you should always have your own current backups

Verify that the HTTP user on your system can write to your whole ownCloud directory; see the Setting Permissions for Updating section below.

Navigate to your Admin page and click the Update Center button under Updater. This takes you to the Updater control panel.

Click Update, and carefully read the messages,,, Click Proceed, and then it performs the remaining steps, which takes a few minutes…

If your directory permissions are correct, a backup was made, and downloading the new ownCloud archive succeeded you will see the following screen. Click the Start Update button to complete your update..

Step 2: Installing ownCloud

If you don’t already have ownCloud installed, the tutorials below should get you started on install it…

Installing ownCloud with Apache2 Support

Installing ownCloud with Nginx support

That’s it!


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