NextCloud images for VMware or VirtualBox

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#1

Hello forum

Is there a way to explore the capabilities of NextClould without the need to install all the required components under Linux, e.g. by using/downloading a "ready to use VMware- or VirtualBox-image?

Surprisingly i was unable to find such images on the web… Are such images not available or do they have a special name?

Thank you for your help!

Joe


#2

Have a look at https://github.com/nextcloud/vm


#3

if you can enter two lines on the command line and wait 10-15 minutes you’ll have nc installed ready to log in.

see also here for the next version nc15


#4

There is also Nacho’s NCP VM


#5

Thank you very much splitt3r for the help!

Joe


#6

You can get several other versions of the Nextcloud VM here: https://www.hanssonit.se/nextcloud-vm/

That is if you run Hyper-V, or just want a pre-configured larger sized VM to start with. It’s built with the same scripts as the one from Github as T&M Hansson IT provides the main VM for Nextcloud.


#7

Thank’s guys for the helpful feedback!

What could the reason that many different “providers” do offer such NextCloud images? Do they contain eva-versions of plug-ins?

Thank you!
Joe


#8

The main “official” version of the Nextcloud VM is the one I linked. Then there are many others that forked that repo or made their own installation scripts due to their own preference. Maybe some people do is as a way of learning (I did a few years back), and some people maybe want to use “cutting-edge” dependencies, and some people may have other reasons.

There are equally amount of opinions as there are people and everyone doesn’t like exactly the same stuff.

My two cents…


#9

Sorry about that question about the “size” of those VM’s (40GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB),
are that disk-quotas/size-limitations?

Thank you very much!

Joe


#10

Yes that’s correct. They come in pre-packaged sizes. If you want a custom size, please send me a PM or email.


#11

Thank’s a lot for the feedback!

I am trying to use/import the 1.9GB Nextcloud_VM_www.hanssonit.se.ova into VirtualBox 5.2 running under LinuxMint and the following happen:
File -> Import Appliance -> Next -> Import -> failed to import appliance

Failed to import appliance /media/mint/BU/VMs-test/Nextcloud_VM_www.hanssonit.se.ova.

Could not create the imported medium ‘/root/VirtualBox VMs/vm/Nextcloud_VM_www.hanssonit.se-disk1.vmdk’.

VMDK: cannot write allocated data block in ‘/root/VirtualBox VMs/vm/Nextcloud_VM_www.hanssonit.se-disk1.vmdk’ (VERR_DISK_FULL).

Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)
Component: ApplianceWrap
Interface: IAppliance {8398f026-4add-4474-5bc3-2f9f2140b23e}

Thank you!

Joe

PS
I am able to import a 15gb Windows 7.vhd to VB 5.2 without any problems


#12

Hi, sorry for the late response.

Here’s a video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOHmwGJUKM4

Though I’d recommend VMware.

VMware Player is free, so give it a shot. :slight_smile: Here’s some documentation: https://docs.hanssonit.se/s/W6fMouPiqQz3_Mog/virtual-machines-vm/d/W6fMquPiqQz3_Moi/nextcloud-vm