Update 28.0.6 -> 29.0.1 failed: InvalidArgumentException: Index name [...] collides with the constraint on table [...]

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Nextcloud version (eg, 29.0.5): 28.0.6 → 29.0.1
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 29.04): Linux 5.4.0-182-generic #202-Ubuntu SMP
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PHP version (eg, 8.3): 8.3.7

The issue you are facing:
On a shared server I used Nextcloud v25 with PHP 7.4 a long time. Now I wanted to update to the latest versions.
I updated PHP to v8.1 for using the web updater of Nextcloud. The update process workded step by step / version by version – until the update to 29.0.1. I get this message each time I try to “start the update” (also see screenshot below):

Aktualisierung auf 29.0.1
InvalidArgumentException: Index name "lock_key_index" for table "XXX_file_locks_2023-10-06" collides with the constraint on table "XXX_file_locks".

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InvalidArgumentException: Index name "lock_key_index" for table "XXX_file_locks_2023-10-06" collides with the constraint on table "XXX_file_locks".

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N): Y

Therefore: how can I fix this?

table "XXX_file_locks_2023-10-06" collides with the constraint on table "XXX_file_locks".

Search the forum for the collides with the constraint on table part. You’ll find resources.

The gist is you have a table that doesn’t belong (looks like maybe a manually created backup or copy of your existing database made on 2023-10-06). That table needs to be dropped since it conflicts with the live one.

Make sure you back up your database first (hopefully you were already doing that, but I always like to remind people to do so).


Ah, thanks a lot!

Indeed, I remember: on 2023-10-06 I had synchronisation problems because of locked files and had to clean up the table. So I made a backup of this table – as always with the current date as suffix …

I simply deleted this table und started the update process again. Final result:

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