I 2 days back tried to update the OwnCloud 7.x on my pi to 8.x when I saw the message on the owncloud interface. I tried the updater tool and it failed. So I ran sudo apt-get install owncloud and it downloaded the owncloud tar and placed it properly. I followed the instructions here: https://doc.owncloud.org/server/8.0/admin_manual/maintenance/upgrade.html

Why I said 'properly' is that when I opened owncloud using my browser, I saw that the owncloud installation was ready for update. I clicked on update and it ran forever. enter image description here

Now the service is stopped and I cannot connect to owncloud.

Any pointer for help?

  • Take a look at the logfile - if it crashed or had an error it is very likely that it tells you where the problem is... On my PI it is located at /var/www/owncloud/data/owncloud.log
    – Fsteff
    Apr 13, 2015 at 18:14

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I could resolve it by using the command line updater OCC. I have used

sudo -u www-data php occ upgrade

as in described here.

Answer was provided by OP as edit to question.

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