Update Error using updater 12.0.3 --> 12.0.4


I have run into an error while using the updater and I cant see how to resolve. Any help will be appreciated.

Current version is 12.0.3.
Update to Nextcloud 12.0.4 available. (channel: “stable”)
Following file will be downloaded automatically: https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/nextcloud-12.0.4.zip
Retry update
Check for expected files
The following extra files have been found:

apparently you have an extra file in the root of your nextcloud folder called crontab. You need te (re)move it to an other location before you can update.


Before posting I did hunt for a crontab file/folder anything but nothing. I’ll hunt around more.

Could it be anything else?


No, not really. What happens when you do a rescan files on the admin page. If you cant get it to work you could do a manual update (if you have ssh access to your server) https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/12/admin_manual/maintenance/manual_upgrade.html

Well, as is common place, it turned out I was being a plank! There was indeed a rouge file in the directory. I must be blind and a bit fick! :wink:

I will need to look into why the file was there.

Thank you help

There is no folder called crontab

You can access the crontab in your system usually with the following command
crontab -e
or for apache user try sudo crontab -u apache -e
or other variation depending on your system OS try sudo crontab -u www.data -e

You can also read more about this here https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-do-i-add-jobs-to-cron-under-linux-or-unix-oses/

sorry, but I have no root to my server. just ftp that is all.

I am not able to switch to hte Admin Panel.

In your case I would ask the service provider to do it, without root access you will have issues down the road by depending on your service provider. My 2 Cents.

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