How to update your Nextcloud from version 9.53 to 10.0

Et voila, the first upgrade to a new major version is necessary. Yesterday the Nextcloud team released Version 10 with plenty of new and shiny features. Everything will get better, faster and more secure. (Release announcement – Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!). Thank you for that!

How to upgrade?

What has changed is the version of Nextcloud server. The iOS app works with both versions well (9.x and 10.0).

So how to upgrade the server?

A first look in the admin dashboard tells me, that there is no update available and my version is up to date.

Nextcloud 9.53 - Updater
Nextcloud 9.53 – Updater

I know it better because I read the release announcement and they say there is a new version! The sad truth is that the Updater in Nextcloud 9.53 doesn’t work. Unfortunately it is not possible to upgrade to the next version via a button click! The Updater will be fixed as soon as possible and I know it is a lot of work but for me and my personal cloud it will be a challenge.

Upgrade on shared hosting

As you know, I’m running my Nextcloud on a shared host and I installed it via the amazing web installer. Because of the broken Updater I have to do the Manual Nextcloud Upgrade as described in the documentation. The general workflow is the following:

  1. Backup files and the database is in general a very good idea!
  2. Move all Nextcloud files to a backup directory or simply rename the Nextcloud directory to [name]_old.
  3. Download and unpack the new Nextcloud files in the [name] folder.
  4. Copy the /config/config.php file from your saved version to the new version

Depending on you hosting environment you can copy the files via command line, FTP or a tool like cPanel.

Now access your Nextcloud in a browser. The installer will show the database update screen. Click the Start Update button.

Nextcloud 10 - Database Update
Nextcloud 10 – Database Update

Plenty of update steps will be shown

Updating to 10
Updating to Version 10.0

and … your done! That’s it! You will be redirected to the login screen.

Have you noticed? The form fields are shaking if you try to login with wrong credentials

In the admin area you can check the Nextcloud version … and … it’s Nextcloud 10 – congrats!

Nextcloud Version 10
Nextcloud Version 10

Don’t forget to delete the old files and hopefully this was the last time that we have to do an upgrade like this 🙂

And now take a bit time to read the release announcement – Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now! and play around.


tl;dr: The upgrade from Nextcloud version 9.53 to 10.x works well!

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