Updating from a very old version

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#1

For some time ownCloud has been installed but unused and hopefully, will now be re-awakened and used seriously.

To my great embarrassment, my version is 5.0.22!

I have been unable to find a "Check for update" facility within the Web GUI on my server and ask if there is a recommended method of updating such an early version?

The system is Apache 2.4 running PHP v 5.4.7 on a Win Server 2008 R2.

Please feel free to deride me for not keeping this updated!

Any advice will be gratefully received.


#2

Hi,

you won't be able to upgrade such an old version to a still supported version running on windows (Windows support was dropped with oC 8.0.x). Additionally no one can guarantee that a upgrade path from 5.0.x to 9.1.x (That would be seven major releases to upgrade step by step) will work.

A sane thing would be to setup a fresh 9.1.1 installation on a linux server and migrate your data to that new system.


#3

Hi,

Sincere thanks for your guidance - it is much appreciated.

Whilst it is a shame that Windows support has been withdrawn, I can understand the wisdom of such a decision.

I feel the big move to a Linux server is becoming more essential as the seconds tick by!

Many thanks again.