Basic Nextcloud installation on openSUSE Leap
I see the official documentation has full tutorial for RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 and RHEL 7 or CentOS 7. The main documentation covers Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
This tutorial describes how to install Nextcloud using command line. I followed the official documentation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation.
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Make sure that ssh (sshd) is enabled and also the firewall either is disabled or make an exception to the apache and ssh services. You can also set a static IP (check out how).
First of all, let’s install the required and recommended modules for a typical Nextcloud installation, using Apache and MariaDB, by issuing the following commands in a terminal:
Next step, create a database. First of all start the service.
The root password is empty by default. That means that you can press enter and you can use your root user. That’s not safe at all. So you can set a password using the command:
Where newpass is the password you want.
Now you set the root password, create the database.
Database user: ncuser Database name: nextcloudb Database user password: dbpass
You can change the above information accordingly.
Now you should edit the php.ini file.
change the values
and finally enable the extensions.
You should enable some modules. Some might be already enabled.
Now start the apache service.
Install Nextcloud (option 1, preferable)
Before the installation, create the data folder and give the right permissions (preferably outside the server directory for security reasons). I created a directory in the /mnt directory. You can mount a USB disk, add it to fstab and save your data there. The commands are:
Now download Nextloud. Then unzip and move the folder to the server directory.
Make sure that everything is OK and then delete the folder nextcloud and nextcloud-10.0.0.zip from the root (user) directory.
Now open your browser to the server IP/nextcloud
Wait until it ends the installation. The page you’ll see is the following.
Install Nextcloud using the respository (option 2)
If you want to have automatic updates of your Nextcloud instance when there’s a new version, you can add the repository. There are packages available for openSUSE Leap 42.1, 42.2 and Tumbleweed (we recommend openSUSE Leap 42.1). You should be an administrator, so you can install Nextloud on your server.
- Add the Nextcloud repository.
- Refresh your repositories
- Install Nextcloud (be careful you have to install LAMP first and change permissions of the files).
Open http://serverIP/nextcloud to install your instance (admin user account). Be careful to create another folder with the proper permissions for your data (as described).
Login and use Nextloud.
For more information about Nextcloud on openSUSE, check openSUSE wiki.
For more configuration, you can follow the official documentation. That was the basic installation on openSUSE Leap.