Converting from SQLite to MySQL (without root access)

I am trying to convert my ownCloud installation from SQLite to MySQL, but I don't have root access, as this is a VPS that behaves a little more like shared hosting.

In the OCC info page ( it shows that the user should use OCC as root.

However, it doesn't show anything about root in the conversion page (

Do I absolutely need to have root access to make this work?

Mhhh, i don't see any note on the first link that occ needs to be running as root. It clearly says:

You must run it as your HTTP user to ensure that the correct permissions are maintained on your ownCloud files and directories.

It is: sudo -u apache /opt/rh/php54/root/usr/bin/php /var/www/html/owncloud/occ

In the first link.

For example, in CentOS 6.5 with SCL-PHP54 installed, the command looks like this:

is in front of this command. Those are examples for various common linux distributions which needs to be adjusted to your environment.

So, the issue ended up being the file path is slightly different, so it wasn't navigating correctly.