Nextcloud convert or migrate from ownCloud



  • Re: OwnCloud or NextCloud etc?

    @IRJ said in OwnCloud or NextCloud etc?:

    Instead of doing an upgrade, I decided to do a migration. I spun up a nextcloud instance next to my owncloud instance and migrated everything over.

    I was able to migrate all my images and CSS edits easily. I only had to make a few minor tweaks as some of the formatting and colors are slightly different.

    I am planning a upgrade for a number of client systems that are on ownCloud to get them to NextCloud.

    But after seeing this post from @IRJ I am wondering which path should I look to go. I have the storage space available to do a new VM and copy data over at all the sites.

    Looking for any opinions of people that have done either method.

    @jospoortvliet Can you provide any thoughts? I wont hold you to anything. just wanting opinions.



  • @JaredBusch said in Nextcloud convert or migrate from ownCloud:

    Re: OwnCloud or NextCloud etc?

    @IRJ said in OwnCloud or NextCloud etc?:

    Instead of doing an upgrade, I decided to do a migration. I spun up a nextcloud instance next to my owncloud instance and migrated everything over.

    I was able to migrate all my images and CSS edits easily. I only had to make a few minor tweaks as some of the formatting and colors are slightly different.

    I am planning a upgrade for a number of client systems that are on ownCloud to get them to NextCloud.

    But after seeing this post from @IRJ I am wondering which path should I look to go. I have the storage space available to do a new VM and copy data over at all the sites.

    Looking for any opinions of people that have done either method.

    @jospoortvliet Can you provide any thoughts? I wont hold you to anything. just wanting opinions.

    This is what I did, I guess you could consider it an upgrade instead of a migration. I copied my owncloud directory to a new location before modifying any files.

    https://help.nextcloud.com/t/migrating-from-owncloud-to-nextcloud/551



  • You can use the upgrade tool which is even easier if you are on a current version of owncloud. Even though the article doesn't say anything about updating from owncloud, the first article I posted does say you can use this method on current owncloud servers. You just switch the update channel and search for updates.

    https://nextcloud.com/blog/get-up-to-date-with-the-new-nextcloud-updater/