[Solved] Nextcloud (snap) v12.0.4 cannot successfully change nextcloud.log location


#1

Greetings…been working this problem for 2 days unsuccessfully with many hours of research but cannot fix.

I’m running v12.0.4 via snap install. So my nextcloud.log file is located in: /var/snap/nextcloud/common/nextcloud/data/nextcloud.log

I need it changed to /var/log/nextcloud.log because fail2ban cannot access the snap’s version location.

Steps I’ve done:

sudo nextcloud.occ config:system:set log_type --value=“owncloud”

sudo nextcloud.occ config:system:set logfile --value="/var/log/nextcloud.log"

Everything looks great in config.php:

My code:

“<?php
$CONFIG = array (
‘apps_paths’ =>
array (
0 =>
array (
‘path’ => ‘/snap/nextcloud/current/htdocs/apps’,
‘url’ => ‘/apps’,
‘writable’ => false,
),
1 =>
array (
‘path’ => ‘/var/snap/nextcloud/current/nextcloud/extra-apps’,
‘url’ => ‘/extra-apps’,
‘writable’ => true,
),
),
‘supportedDatabases’ =>
array (
0 => ‘mysql’,
),
‘memcache.locking’ => ‘\OC\Memcache\Redis’,
‘memcache.local’ => ‘\OC\Memcache\Redis’,
‘redis’ =>
array (
‘host’ => ‘/tmp/sockets/redis.sock’,
‘port’ => 0,
),
‘passwordsalt’ => ‘REDACTED-FOR-PRIVACEY’,
‘secret’ => ‘REDACTED-FOR-PRIVACEY’,
‘trusted_domains’ =>
array (
0 => ‘localhost’,
1 => ‘REDACTED-FOR-PRIVACEY’,
),
‘datadirectory’ => ‘/var/snap/nextcloud/common/nextcloud/data’,
‘overwrite.cli.url’ => ‘http://localhost’,
‘dbtype’ => ‘mysql’,
‘version’ => ‘12.0.4.3’,
‘dbname’ => ‘nextcloud’,
‘dbhost’ => ‘localhost:/tmp/sockets/mysql.sock’,
‘dbport’ => ‘’,
‘dbtableprefix’ => ‘oc_’,
‘dbuser’ => ‘nextcloud’,
‘dbpassword’ => ‘REDACTED-FOR-PRIVACEY’,
‘logtimezone’ => ‘UTC’,
‘installed’ => true,
‘instanceid’ => ‘oc1rz26caw2b’,
‘loglevel’ => 2,
‘maintenance’ => false,
‘log_type’ => ‘owncloud’,
‘logfile’ => ‘/var/log/nextcloud.log’,
);”

End My Code:

Of course I got an error log saying could not touch the /var/log/nextcloud.log due to permissions, so I did the next steps:

sudo touch /var/log/nextcloud.log
sudo chown www-data /var/log/nextcloud.log

ls -l /var/log/nextcloud.log comes back with

-rw-r–r-- 1 www-data root 0 Jan 6 08:24 /var/log/nextcloud.log

All seems ok…tested by accessing nextcloud from untrusted domain (which always gives me a level 2) in the old log and by testing with a failed login. But nothing is being logged into /var/log/nextcloud.log

I’m stumped and out of guess and research. Any ideas?

Much appreciated…

Spooky


#2

Had no idea snaps could not read or write to the file system other than in their snap wrapper.

So I changed the directory of the log to /var/snap/nextcloud/common/nextcloud/nextcloud.log

and changed the permissions…

Now everything is working.