NextCloud Box & Raspberry PI 3 Image - Availability & Download?

So, the image is currently being tested and the final release is going to happen in the coming weeks. Sorry about the slight delay.

My Nextcloud Box currently runs with a Raspberry Pi 2.

If I want to replace that with a Raspberry 3, will I need to install all from scratch and sync the files again, or is there a chance I can upgrade and keep the synced files on the harddrive?

You should be able to upgrade to the new image and then swap the Pis

That sounds pretty awesome. :clap:


The URL you provided, how does that provide an install image for an sd card? Remember I don’t have a PI 2 so I don’t have the option to use “snap” until I have a working base OS. I have the original and unmodified media that shipped with the box, but I assume a image is going to need to be provided for download by PI 3 owners.

oparoz, anxiously awaiting its availability, but with the holiday, I expected delays. :smiley:

There is currently no download. I think oparoz told this week on the forum somewhere, that the release for RPi3 is planned on Dec 9th. Once it is ready, there will probably an announcement on the forum.

edit: found the topic (it wasn’t oparoz):

Nice find tflidd. Thank you and appreciate you sharing.

Thank you very much for your work on Nextcloud, do you have any update about the new release for the raspberry pi 3? any ETA?


Friends, with regards to Pi3 support - we promised December 9, we promised a week later but sadly we still haven’t found a good solution for what we’re trying to do (make it super easy to connect to a box without knowing it’s IP address).

While we keep working on a solution, probably coming in January now, we are discussing if we could publish the current work-in-progress as a beta/test version for those able to use SSH themselves. I will keep you updated on that conversation!

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jospoortvliet, thank you for the update.

+1 for beta/test release

More than happy to download an image, install, test, and provide feedback. Heck! If I understood your challenge, be happy to spend a few hours working the problem to provide potential solutions.

Cant you just assign the box a localhost name… Know this is a little out of my league but something akin to avahli/zeroconf or perhaps even run an internal DNS only avalible on the local network to resolve a name?
(aka Also seen vendors use an applet/plugin to find their device on the local network using a MAC address…

Just some random thoughts…

The problem is how make the firts configuration? Chromecast use a extension for chrome to discover the device and firts config.

We don’t have a beta/test image yet, but we did put the current image online:


Is there any other problem, or just the one you have to know the IP of your raspberry 3?


The image supports the raspberrypi 3? I copied the image via dd to sd-card an it doesn’t boot.

I created an SD card as well using the gnome disks utility (which has worked to make usable MATE and LibreElec Raspberry Pi 3 SD’s). This resulted in a bunch of scrolling text eventually leading to a prompt asking me to press enter to configure. Doing so caused an error message to flash insanely quickly (something about the disk possibly being corrupt) and returning to the click enter to configure prompt. It does this about 5 times before just hanging on the cursor indefinitely.

I have moved on to using a guide posted by Martin Wimpress to get nextcloud running on a Pi3 (includes editing a file in vi, which I’d never used before, that was fun to figure out). I have Nextcloud installed now and am just figuring out how to use it.

Nice! Going to give the guys a few more days to release. In the meantime, utilize the guide you found. My wife is losing patience. :smiley:

Is this only an Ubuntu Core dilemma with Nextcloud? I have had Nextcloud working on my Pi 3 with Raspbian ever since Nextcloud launched

This is relevant to the image provided with/for the Nextcloud Box product. They have been promising support for the raspberry pi 3 out of the box for a little while now. Currently they don’t have an image all ironed out. It has been possible to get nextcloud (I’m pretty sure even owncloud before the split) to work on Pi’s in general for some time. It just requires some know how and setup. The Nexcloud Box is supposed to be a super simple and affordable way to get started with your own nextcloud server. My understanding is the image works well for the Pi 2 and nothing else currently.

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@Boballen55 you’re completely correct on every count. As a matter of fact, there is support for Nextcloud on Berryboot, which does run on the RPI2 and the RPI3 (32bit for both, though). You can find Berryboot here:

@oparoz you might find that worth sharing. I’ll add it to the wiki…