What happened to the simple installation?

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#1

I have been using owncloud for some time now.
Since my last update, my page is locked on maintenance mode, message as follow:

This ownCloud instance is currently in maintenance mode, which may take a while.
This page will refresh itself when the ownCloud instance is available again.
Contact your system administrator if this message persists or appeared unexpectedly.
Thank you for your patience.

I can’t find a solution on how to fix this.
I am considering making a new folder, for a fresh installation, but this doesn’t seem as simple as I installed before, so so far I am unsuccessful x 2.
What happened to the simple installation?
if out of reach, can someone help in some starter points?

Thanks,


#2

In case you mean the web-installer:


#3

Thanks for the reply…

I had it for many years, and now with the last update it all got messed up.
Is there a way for me to easily install this on my hosting service?


#4

I think, installing with FTP is still possible, but no longer supported. Try it, if it works, you’re fine. If not, consider to switch to a suitable hosting.


#5

Thanks Alfred…I am a little lost.
I can’t fix the old installation, which is stuck on maintenance mode, and I can’t install a new one.

Can you point me out to the easiest way to install a new installation, and where to find the old web installer?


#6

Hey,

i have done my installation by downloading the tar.bz2 file from owncloud.org, extracting it on my local system and uploading it to my webserver. Afterwards i was able to open the URL to the new installation in my browser and continue with the installation.


#7

good to know, I will try that. Thanks!


#8

I know that this was working in the past, successfully done several times. But how about the upgrades? Is this still working these days?

I’ll try this “upgrade w/o shell access” procedure within the next days.


#9

From what i understand/have read in the past there are various different terms for this setup, installation and update topic:

  1. The “web setup” which was probably the “setup-owncloud.php” mentioned in Where ist the “setup-owncloud.php” file for version 10.0.6 (newest)? and which was removed according to Bye-bye web setup

  2. The “web installer/wizard” which is https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/installation/installation_wizard.html and which can be called by pointing your browser to the ownCloud URL after uploading the new ownCloud code.

  3. The “occ” command line installer which is https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/installation/command_line_installation.html

  4. The “web update” which is showing up if you point your browser to your ownCloud URL after you have uploaded the code of a new ownCloud version

  5. The “occ” command line update which is https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/maintenance/manual_upgrade.html#start-the-upgrade

  6. The “updater app” which is https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/maintenance/update.html

It seems to me this is a quite complex topic of various different terms. Personally i only had used points 2. and 5. and i’m happy so far with my installation.


#10

This is what I meant in my previous post.

Huge thanks for that great summary! :+1:


#11

I uploaded the unzipped folder and ran the index file, worked fine, thanks for the help.
the website is extremely unhelpful, maybe owncloud changed course?


#12

still some features doesn’t work, can’t share files…updated to a 5.6 php…