Nextcloud in a Oracle VM VirtualBox


(1) Download, extract, add and start

First download (MyNextcloud.7z – 1GB) the VirtualBox image, second extract it, third add this container to your VirtualBox environment and finally start it:

It was built with one shell script only and runs on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 64 Bit with

    • Fail2Ban (Nextcloud and SSH jails)
    • MariaDB 10.3.8
    • Nextcloud 13.0.5 / Nextcloud 14 beta 1
    • NGINX 1.15.2
    • OpenSSL 1.1.0h
    • PHP 7.2.8
    • Redis-Server
    • self signed SSL
    • UFW (22, 80, 443)

fully installed and configured.


(2) Enjoy Nextcloud

Open your browser and call https://mynextcloud.

Logon to your Nextcloud using

Username: mynextcloud
Password: mynextcloud

To change the UI language e.g. to ‘en‘ just issue

 sudo -u www-data php /var/www/nextcloud/occ user:setting mynextcloud core lang "en"

and your interface is changed immediately from german to english language. You can connect to your Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS server using ssh (e.g. Terminal or Putty)

as simple as that:

ssh mynextcloud@mynextcloud

or using putty as usual.


(3) Update to Nextcloud 14 beta

Enjoy your Nextcloud-Testserver running Nextcloud 13.0.5 or feel free to update to Nextcloud 14 beta.

If missing indices are reported please open your shell and run the following statements once:

sudo -u www-data php /var/www/nextcloud/occ db:add-missing-indices
sudo -u www-data php /var/www/nextcloud/occ db:convert-filecache-bigint

Feel free to report Nextcloud 14 beta issues to Nextcloud.



Carsten Rieger

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