Migrating owncloud to nextcloud

November 6, 2019 139 views

Is there any way to convert the owncloud version 10.3.x to nextcloud or to downgrade owncloud version?

1 Answer


Yes, you could just use the NextCloud migration tool.

  • Log into the ownCloud server via SSH

  • Go to the folder where ownCloud is installed. That is typically something like /var/www/html/owncloud

  • Use the following command to download the migration script:

wget https://download.nextcloud.com/server/installer/migrator/index.php
  • Then put it in the updater folder:
mv index.php.1 updater/index.php

*. Now go to the URL of your ownCloud server in a browser and log in. Then append to the URL this: updater/index.php so it looks like: https://your.owncloudserver.com/updater/index.php

*. Then you can just follow the steps

For more information check out the official NextCloud documentation here:


Hope that this helps!

  • I’ve followed the instructions that you mentioned but it stuck on the Downloading section.it says

    Verification Integrity
    Download failed - HTTP status code: 429 - URL: https://download.nextcloud.com/server/releases/nextcloud-12.0.12.zip

    So I’ve tried to update with the manual way. This time it says

    Updates between multiple major versions are unsupported

    Finally I’ve realized why I stuck.In the following instructions it says

    This is the compatiblity overview:
        ownCloud 9.0.x is compatible with Nextcloud 9.0.x
        ownCloud 9.1.x is compatible with Nextcloud 10.0.x
        ownCloud 10.0.x is compatible with Nextcloud 12.0.x
    ```My owncloud version is and that's not in the list
    Even though it failed, it says "You can update from ownCloud 10.0.10 and older to Nextcloud 12.0.12 " on the same page
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