Which version should I download?

hi everyone
i want to try nextcloud for our on promise file sharing.
witch VM version i download?

is this free?
i download Nextcloud enterprise Appliance but it need license.

It can be done a number of ways. You can use whatever Linux you are familiar with as a base. Ubuntu Server with snap package installation is probably the easiest.

I wrote a guide for doing it with docker if you want to try going that route.

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what If I use Nextcloud enterprise Appliance ?
is this same as Ubuntu Server with snap package installation?

Please post something about your hardware and your goal with nextcloud.
Do you also really need or want Ubuntu?

as on-promise file sharing we are using Pydio now and it published on internet so local and remote user can share file.
Pydio has several problem and is slow so we want switch to another platform.

we want install Nextcloud on our datacenter on Esxi G9 server.
there is no force to use Ubuntu as os .I read in document that Ubuntu 10.4 TLS is recommended.

No… entirely different system…

If you want to try it out, download Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS, and check the Nextcloud box at the end of OS installation. It won’t get any simpler than that.

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as I said, I want use nextcloud in production, so I want to know can I use appliance instead clean installation (install OS + Database + Apache + config + …) ?

please explain more what you means “entirely different system”,
Aren’t both( appliance and clean installation) the same product?

in Admin-Manual write that :

4.3.10 Installing on Windows (virtual machine):

• Enterprise/SME appliance from Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
• Home User/SME appliance from • Nextcloud VM (Github) and • Nextcloud VM (T&M Hansson IT)

Sorry. I can not explain it. But if you want a manually install you can combine this two manuals for installation Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Apache2.

Debian GNU/Linux with Apache2:
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Nginx:

This is just my opinion, but I would not use that Univention VM in production. I tried it out once and found it to be bloated and confusing. That’s why I changed to installing it myself with Ubuntu and Docker.

The Nextcloud installed on the system is essentially the same. The system itself and the process to install it are nothing alike.

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@babak this archive: https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/latest.tar.bz2 contains nextcloud.

that’s it. that’s all you need to download.

right now there are a million ways to setup a LAMP/LEMP stack to run this php code.

imho it depends mainly on your knowledge. if you are in love with apache use apache. if you prefer nginx. fine.

if you just want to try nextcloud: https://try.nextcloud.com/

or you may use one of the following scripts to setup nextcloud for testing onpremise:



@babak Please allow me some clarifications for the terminology.

  1. Nextcloud version
    Nextcloud version is something like Nextcloud 18, Nextcloud 19, … or, If you need details Nextcloud 19.0.4 .
    I’d advice you to install Nextcloud 19.0.4, which will be released next October 08, 2020

  2. Installation choices
    Each nextcloud version uses a webserver, a database and potentially other things. So, as @Reiner_Nippes correctly told you, it can be installed in several different ways and on several different computers. Given this, there are available tools to simplify the installation in some contexts (e.g.: using Docker, using a Raspberry PI, …) .
    What choices will be the best for you depend a lot on several factors (number of users, number of files, type of computer, …) that you did not tell us. Anyway again @Reiner_Nippes provided you a lot of good suggestions.

  3. Enterprise support
    In addition Nextcloud is opensource. Yet you can pay Nextcloud GmbH to have enterprise support. As it seems that you need a solution for a firm, I’d advice to consider seriously the possibility to pay for support. Yet, as far as I understood (I am NOT affiliated with Nextcloud GmbH), you can have enterprise support for very different installation choices. To have detailed informations on this you have to contact Nextcloud GmbH

If I made any mistake I’d really appreciate corrections and improvements!

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thans all for well explain

my goal :
I want nextcloud use in production with 200 users and 500G data.
I will install that on my G9 Server in my datacenter.

I Tried 4 different installation method :

1-clean installation (install OS + Database + Apache + config)
2-snap installation
3-script installation
4-download 40G pre-configured vm from www.hanssonit.se

All work well. but I prefer to use pre-configured vm from www.hanssonit.se.
It has 2 disk 40G. one for os and one for data.
can i expand 40g data disk?

@enoch85 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Yes you can. It’s regular LVM + ZFS ,so it’s fairly easy to expand, and there are loads of guides online. :+1:

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I found this to extend disk on pre-configured 40G vm.
is this true: