3 reasons to upgrade your ownCloud instance to Nextcloud and how easy it is

Sorry :frowning:
Yeah, this is a Qt issue and building it with the right SSL requires a lot of magic. Once the client migrates to a newer version of Qt this should become a lot easier. I had hoped 2.3.2 did that but I guess not :frowning: sorry, not much to do. Keep using the oC until a new Qt is supported.

My successful less effort upgrade path:
OC 8.2 -> OC 9.0.0 -> OC 9.1.5 -> OC 10.0.0 -> NC 12.0.0
Important!!!: Do not upgrade to OC 10.0.1, it will prevent the nextcloud upgrade step.

Third party Apps will not survive the entire process. Ask users to export contacts and calendars if you use the oc’s plus versions, to be imported later into nc apps.

Make backups or try before on a test server.

Hope this helps any one.


I’m on Is there a stable way to NextCloud?
Is a “debian-way” planned? (I suggest a repo and a deb-package which do the migration work)

There is not yet an official fix. However you could try to manually adjust the version string in your config.php, as Jason started above, or discussed here, after full backup, especially database dump:

There is no official repository from Nextcloud developers planned, but here you find a list of repos from other users or the official distro maintainers:

hi there,

the so easy migration is not so easy as it could be. The migration page claims:

This is the compatiblity overview:

ownCloud 9.0.x is compatible with Nextcloud 9.0.x
ownCloud 9.1.x is compatible with Nextcloud 10.0.x
ownCloud 10.0.x is compatible with Nextcloud 12.0.x


I’m stuck on a ownCloud 10.0.2, the latest stable release from oc.
When I put in Nextcloud 12.0.0, and try to run the upgrade with “php occ upgrade”, I get this:

Exception: Updates between multiple major versions and downgrades are unsupported.
Update failed

Changing values in the config.php does not appear to be solution, still I get the same error.
Of course, at some other place it’s written:

Note that ownCloud 10.0.1 can not yet be migrated to Nextcloud 12

But why there is a list claiming the opposite? :confused:

Soon 12.0.1 will be out which will 99% sure support moving from 10.0.2 to 12. One or two more weeks at most :wink:

EDIT: Nextcloud 12.0.1RC4 - HELP TEST! -> 12.0.1RC4 is now in testing, you can help out. Yes, it took long - we made a LOT of improvements.


Soon 12.0.1 will be out which will 99% sure support moving from 10.0.2 to 12. One or two more weeks at most :wink:
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that sounds good, thank you! :slight_smile:

Until that, just have a look on the answers above yours ;).

A post was split to a new topic: Permission issues during update of NC 9

Is there now a save way without a lot of handcraft work from the to NC?
Will it work, when I follow https://nextcloud.com/migration/ and then change the repo http://repo.morph027.de/#nextcloud-server on my Jessie-Box?

Hmm the migration page still sais:

Note that ownCloud 10.0.1 can not yet be migrated to Nextcloud 12, we are still testing this upgrade path to make sure it is 100% reliable!

So I guess nothing changed about that so far. But I would also see some priority in that since an easy safe migration is still the one of the most important thing bringing people to use Nextcloud. I wonder what the reasons are that this take so long or if it is already solved for coming minor release. I will have a look at github.

The minor release of NC 12.0.1 is a bit delayed, so probably all other milestones are delayed as well. If you are not already on NC 12, I would wait for this minor release. If you need to get away from ownCloud urgently, you still need a bit of manual work, in many cases it should be acceptable to wait another 1-2 weeks.
Here is the migration bug report on github:

Nextcloud 12.0.1RC4 - HELP TEST! -> Nextcloud 12.0.1RC4 supports upgrading from oC 10.0.1 and 10.0.2, I tested it and we can use some more testing help!

It should be out in a few days, provided no issues are found.

Today I migrated from OC 10.0.2 to NC 12.0.1 in a testing environment with success. I had dared to do so, because the annoucement of NC 12.0.1 promised to have fixed the migration issue.

Please note:
I have not been able to use the migration tool, since it still said, that there was no upgrade path from OC 10.0.2 to NC 12. So I took the manual way of migrating as decribed above.

Is now an upgrade path from 10.0.3 available?

There hasn’t been a new version since the end of September, so probably not yet. NC 13 should probably work (expected end of this year). If you can set up a test system, it would be great to run some tests with the beta version: 85% faster LDAP, 10x read/write speed of Windows Network Drive: Welcome to Nextcloud 13 Beta but don’t use this in production yet.

I am very confused!
I’m trying to migrate from ownCloud to Nextcloud 12.0.4 but get the error:
Current version is 10.0.3.
Could not determine migration path to Nextcloud.

I have been waiting for Nextcloud 12.0.4 as I understood this would support migration from ownCloud 10.0.3.
Am I wrong or am I doing something wrong?

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I’m exactly in the same situation (owncloud, I have been waiting for the newer version during 3 months, I had understood on some forums that we must wait for the 12.0.4…

The file I have uploaded from this link for the migration seems to be not up to date : https://download.nextcloud.com/server/installer/migrator/index.php

Is it the case ?


There still seems to be a bug somewhere, ref:

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Is there any progress on this? I’m stuck in limbo at the moment - I want to migrate to Nextcloud but can’t because the migration script doesn’t work, and I don’t want to upgrade my ownCloud instance because migration from ownCloud 10.0.4 to Nextcloud doesn’t seem to be supported.

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