Can't migrate from 10.0.6 to 11.0.7


I was using Owncloud (8.1) for quite some time, and after FOSDEM I decided it was time to get to Nextcloud instead ^^

Now I’m on 10.0.6, and I tried to copy my config.php file as usual in a 11.0.7. On the web interface I always see 10.0.6. When using occ I have an error message:

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

If I try the updater.phar file, I get the following:

Nextcloud Updater - version: v11.0.5

Current version is 11.0.7.

Update to Nextcloud 10.0.6 available. (channel: "stable")
Following file will be downloaded automatically:

On the web interface I see nothing related to an upgrade.

Any clue on how I can keep upgrading?


better you try a complete new plain installation.

  • make a copy of your old installation cp -r nexcloud nexcloud.old and a backup from you old nexcloud database (use phpMySql)
  • delete the old install dir rm -rf nexcloud and database (or tables on a shared hoster)
  • download the actual version
  • unzip it
  • run installer
  • configure your installation (add users)

After all accounts are enabled the clients begin to sync automatically, so there may no data loss
If your a missing something look in you data dir of your copy and copy the missing data to the data dir of your new installation.