A few weeks back we moved from ownCloud to Nextcloud. So far so good, but we were a bit nervous. Been hanging around in ownCloud for 3 years and then came this new thing called “Nextcloud”? Well, since most of the ones we knew from back in the days move to Nextcloud, and we saw the rapid development taking place on that other side – the choice was easy, and we don’t regret it a second. This time the grass was greener on the other side. If you haven’t migrated yet and need some help, we are here for you. You won’t look back. :)

Stability in the new VM

The Nextcloud VM never been more stable than this, and we are happy to be the official providers of this VM. That’s our contribution to the community. Right now we are on 10.0.2 and 11.0.0 is around the corner with a lot of goodies! We tried the RC release and it’s soo polished. We want to thank @/nextcloud/designers for all the awesome work here. If you want to get a sneak peak on the new version, check out this demo.

USER: demo
PASS: orestadlinux#

We have integrated a few more scripts and improved some to get an even better user experience. We are happy for all the mails we get regarding feedback on our VMs, but also the bugs so that we can fix them. We had some reports on that there where some issues with the network and got a few “NETWORK NOT OK” bugs in our issue tracker and we noticed that it didn’t work to install from scratch on a remote VPS (as you may want to do if you plan to install it on on a remote server) so we decided to take a look for ourselves. We implemented a fix (+ here) that will restore the interfaces file in the end of the script, so that you as a user that runs it on local server still get served with the network configuration made for the VM, and that you with a remote VPS can keep the providers network settings.

Another thing we put a lot of effort into is the beloved update script. Just as Nextcloud released their new updater (which is greatly improved), we are happy to announce that we have updated ours as well. So instead of just upgrading the VMs system when the startup script is run, we also update Nextcloud if a new version exists. Now every user always will get the latest Nextcloud version no matter if we released it or not. That means we can concentrate even more on making the scripts better and concentrate on things that isn’t that time consuming as a new release. Happy news for everyone. We wrote a post about it a while back on how you do to automatically update your system with the update script we made. But do it with caution as the post says.

To update manually, the only thing you have to do is to run the updater script like this:

$~: sudo bash /var/scripts/update.sh

Just as a side note the Nextcloud updater won’t work as we use strong permissions on the VM and the Nextcloud updater requires www-data (-r) permissions.

That’s all for now

We expect Nextcloud 11 to be a great release and we are pleased to see that our user base keeps growing. Thank you for your support, it keeps us going. Come back next time when 11 is released and bring your friends. All should hear about these news. Have a great one!