Is 14.0.2 the same as 13.0.7?

update_problems
nc14

#1

Hello everybody,

I am running a cloud on Nextcloud 13.0.6 and received an email today, that a new update to 13.0.7, 14.0.2 and 12.0.6 was available.
So I logged into my settings and indeed, I am shown that version 13.0.7 is available. When I click “Open updater”, however, the screen says that I am about to download and install Nextcloud 14.0.2, not 13.0.7.

So I have the following questions:
1.) Is 14.0.2 the same as 13.0.7? Because from my knowledge, 14 should be a major upgrade over 13, while 13.0.7 should be a minor patch.
2.) Is my data 100% safe during the upgrade from 13.0.6 to 14.0.2 via the updater? Or should I perform an upgrade to 13.0.7 to be safe? And how do I upgrade to 13.0.7 via the updater, when it shows only 14.0.2?


#2

Bei mir wurde auch 13.0.7 angezeigt. Nach dem upgrade bin ich auf 14.0.2 gelandet.


#3

I recently did a 13 to 14 upgrade on a production server without having any major issues. If I remember correctly I only had a few warnings appearing in Administration/Overview that I managed to fix easily.

You data directory will be fine but it’s a good practice to do a full backup before any major upgrades.


#4

Gibt es Gründe, nicht auf 14.0.2 zu gehen?
Are there reasons not to upgrade to 14.0.2?


#5

Not really. Maybe only if you are using an unsupported app.


#6

#7

in 14.01 was some apps not supported … staying 13 0 6


#8

For me are this bugs the reason not to upgrade:

#11172
#11099
#11637
#11303

I dont know if I have found all now, but I hope in 14.0.3 everything is fixed.


#9

I have switched month ago to production channel, and therefore the updater patched my system from 13.0.6 to 13.0.7. Because Nextant won´t be supported with NC14 I stay at NC13.


#10

Well, e.g. if you are still running PHP 5.x and can’t switch quickly, you can’t switch to NC 14.x

Regards


#11

Hi there,

thank you everyone for your replies.
@timmersr
That is exactly the behaviour I am encountering (although it even shows version 14.3 now)

@eehmke
It depends! In the notification email I received, it says that:
“Minor Nextcloud releases are security and functionality bug fixes, not
rewrites of major systems that risk user data!”

So from what I understand, the risks of updating the cloud “to a new branch” (like someone called it here), i.e. from version 13 to 14, may result in some major bugs. I do not have the time to deal with them right now, so if I am not mistaken, I should choose version 13.0.7 over 14.0.2 when I have 13.0.6 installed, shouldn’t I?
Or is it perfectly safe to jump between branches like this? (I am not sure how it worked when I upgraded from version 12 to version 13 in the past, so maybe this is the right way to do it?)