Field report with the package NX30 from Hetzner


The task of a Nextcloud with 1TB storage space came to me.

I didn’t want to do this with a Raspberry + hard disk. The type of data allows to store the data at a hoster.

The big ones (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) were not available. Data location Germany was the default.

My choice fell on Hetzner, specifically the package NX30.

It was set up in 10 minutes and the data is transferred via Sync-Client.

Job done.

P.S. I am not connected with Hetzner in any way.


Hetzner is great - been using them for many years now, top stability, good pricing and excellent Linux support. I prefer to manage my own servers, but the NX offers looks pretty good.

btw how much control do you get over the nextcloud app itself with those offers? Do you have access to console/filesystem where the app is running, or is it all managed?


You do not get ssh access or any other way to access the file system. Hetzner setup your web server properly and is taking care about updates.

Very good package for non admins or other regular users.



  • Can you install all apps you want?
  • Do they run updates/upgrades for you?
  • Can you migrate the data out to a different server (your own or different provider)?

So back at home. Just checked the logs and everything is fine. Got about 20 clients and 800GB of files. I only use the package for file sync, so I try to answer your questions properly:

You can install any app from the app store AFAICS.

Yes, they maintain system for you. There is no settings to select update channel. They use stable and on my instance there is v15.0.7 right now.

Huh, I cannot see any option to get the db somehow. Let me ask them on Twitter.


Q: Someone else was asking me if the package includes an email server / email addresses.

A: No, you have to add a domain package and manage email addresses from that.


Their Wiki says it’s not possible to use their nextcloud service with your own hostname/domain. Is that really still true?
Also I didn’t see an easy way to migrate my whole encrypted nextcloud to their service. Only by telling all users of my current nextcloud to sync all their data down, change the nextcloud config to the Hetzner hostname and then sync up again.

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That’s true.

Yes, I see no other way either.


German review: