Update and Install Owncloud 9 in Linux

What is ownCloud

OwnCloud is a way to store your data in a secure manner and keep it under your control. You can imagine ownCloud like Dropbox where you can upload all kinds of Media files/ of documents. But still different from from Dropbox in the way ownCloud in Free and Open-source Application.

Your data still  accessible  from everywhere through Internet  devices   like  Computers tablets and mobiles

Version 9.0.0

Major new ownCloud release, more info announcement and upgrading blogs. Summary:

  • New: Comments on files
  • New: Tags for files
  • New: Notifications (separate from Activity feed)
  • New: (Federation) Auto-complete of user names
  • New: (Federation) Trusted Servers
  • New: Code signing, checked when updating or installing core and apps
  • New: Stand-alone updater for more reliable upgrading
  • Improved sharing behavior and performance
  • New External Storage API’s for improved scalability
  • Calendar and Contacts App were rewritten. The CalDAV and CardDAV backends are now part of the core
  • Security hardening
  • ownCloud API work to improve scalability
  • Many small improvements


*Split Linux packaging, dividing ownCloud and dependencies into two separate packages (Preferred Linux Installation Method)
*  Separate encryption for home storage and remote storage; you may encrypt remote storage without encrypting local storage. (Encryption Configuration)
* New commands to transfer files from one user to another. (Transferring Files to Another User)
*Streamlined Federation sharing with user and group name auto-fill. See (Creating a new Federation Share (9.0+ only))
*Configurable password reset URL. See (Resetting a User Password)
*Command-line options added to the Updater app. (Upgrading ownCloud with the Updater App)
*Many new occ commands. (Using the occ Command)
*Admin option to enable and disable sharing on external storage mountpoints. (Mount Options)
*New occ commands for migrating contacts and calendars from 8.2, if auto-migration during upgrade fails, and new commands for creating address books and calendars (Dav Commands)
*New optional second name attributes in the LDAP app, so that user names appear as User Foo (optional 2nd attribute) (Directory Settings)


Download: ownCloud-9.0.0.tar.bz2 or ownCloud-9.0.0.zip


How to install ownCloud on centos7

Be sure that you have the basic requirements for ownCloud 9.0:

  • A Linux or BSD server (You can install it on Mac OS X but less tested)
  • MySQL 5.5 + / MariaDB 10.x
  • PHP 5.4 + or 7 (!)
  • Apache 2.2 +

Linux  Supported  Systems

  • CenOS 7 (CentOS 6: Files only)
  • Debian 8 (Debian 7: Files only)
  • RHEL 7 (RHEL 6: Files only)
  • SLES 12 (openSUSE 13.2, Leap: Files only)
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10 (12.04 + 14.10: Files only)


Using  the  package  management

RHEL /Centos 7 ownCloud

cd /etc/yum.repo.d/

Run the following shell commands as root to trust the repository.

# rpm --import https://download.owncloud.org/download/repositories/9.0/RHEL_7/repodata/repomd.xml.key

Run the following shell commands as root to add the repository and install from there.

# wget http://download.owncloud.org/download/repositories/9.0/RHEL_7/ce:9.0.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/ce:9.0.repo
# yum clean expire-cache
# yum install owncloud-files


i dont like this  personally.  you dont  know where  to find the files. Also, you dont  know  what is happening in the back-end



First Step install LAMP in centos7 please use the bellow Link


Maybe  you need some extra PHp  extension

# yum install php-mysql php-json php-xml php-mbstring php-zip php-gd curl php-curl php-pdo

Create ownCloud   database


Switch to your apache root folder and download ownCloud latest version

Goto to Apache root document folder and download the latest version of ownCloud.

# yum install wget
# wget https://download.owncloud.org/community/owncloud-9.0.0.tar.bz2

Switch to your apache root folder and download ownCloud latest version

Extract the tar package using the command:

# tar xvf owncloud-9.0.0.tar.bz2

Move the extracted folder to your apache root folder (i.e /var/www/html/)

# mv owncloud/ /var/www/html/

Set the ownership and permissions to the following folders:

# chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/owncloud/
# chmod 777 /var/www/html/owncloud/config/

Configure  SElinux

You  need  this

# yum -y install policycoreutils-python


# semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t '/var/www/html/owncloud/data'
# restorecon '/var/www/html/owncloud/data'
# semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t '/var/www/html/owncloud/config'
# restorecon '/var/www/html/owncloud/config'
# semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t '/var/www/html/owncloud/apps'
# restorecon '/var/www/html/owncloud/apps'

If your  are using  customized policeis  don’t  forget  to give hhtp servers  acces  to the following


IF  still it doesnt work work for you, please  deactivate selinux temporarily   with  setenforce 0

Now  open the  browser  http://ip/owncloud




How to add users

Adding user is  easy  from  gui you can even create also  groups  related



ownCloud   Clients

From centos/Redhat

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:desktop/RHEL_7/isv:ownCloud:desktop.repo
# yum install owncloud-client

 From debian/Ubuntu
# echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/Debian_8.0/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list 
# apt-get update
# apt-get install build-dep owncloud-client
# sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/Ubuntu_15.10/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list"
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

How to Upgrade Your ownCloud Server?

use  the  Linux  package  manager

Before to start  any update upgrade of change.   an recent full backup   is  highly recommended

owncloud communities are  advising to upgrade your  server   regularly and without  skipping point  releases and major release  to avoid  any risk of errors

Upgarde  from packages    (yum/apt)

That  mean  you   use  the  normal  Linux package  management  tools  like  yum  apt-get  update  /upgrade

you   can  use  this way is you   owncloud installed  installed  thru   yum or  apt

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
yum update

Use the ownCloud Updated app

The  owncloud  use its own special command  (occ) to manager  many operations  inside the product.

Ubununtu /Debian

# sudo -u www-data php occ upgrade


# sudo -u apache php occ upgrade