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Self hosting a Nextcloud instance.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Start the Nextcloud on Raspberry Pi installation with the following script.

curl -sSL | sudo bash

Github script content


# NextCloudPi installation script
# Copyleft 2017 by Ignacio Nunez Hernanz <nacho _a_t_ ownyourbits _d_o_t_ com>
# GPL licensed (see end of file) * Use at your own risk!
# Usage: ./
# more details at


set -e$DBG

TMPDIR="$(mktemp -d /tmp/nextcloudpi.XXXXXX || (echo "Failed to create temp dir.
Exiting" >&2 ; exit 1) )"
trap "rm -rf "${TMPDIR}" ; exit 0" 0 1 2 3 15

[[ ${EUID} -ne 0 ]] && {
  printf "Must be run as root. Try 'sudo $0'n"
  exit 1

export PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:${PATH}"

# check installed software
type mysqld  &>/dev/null && echo ">>> WARNING: existing mysqld configuration
will be changed <<<"

# get install code
echo "Getting build code..."
apt-get update
apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y wget ca-certificates sudo lsb-release

pushd "$TMPDIR"
wget -qO- --content-disposition"$BRANCH"/latest.tar.gz
  | tar -xz
  || exit 1
cd - && cd "$TMPDIR"/nextcloudpi-"$BRANCH"

# install NCP
echo -e "nInstalling NextCloudPi..."
source etc/

# check distro
check_distro etc/ncp.cfg || {
  echo "ERROR: distro not supported:";
  cat /etc/issue
  exit 1;

mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/ncp-config.d/
cp etc/ncp-config.d/nc-nextcloud.cfg /usr/local/etc/ncp-config.d/
cp etc/ /usr/local/etc/
cp etc/ncp.cfg /usr/local/etc/

install_app    bin/ncp/CONFIG/
run_app_unsafe bin/ncp/CONFIG/
systemctl restart mysqld # TODO this shouldn't be necessary, but somehow it's
needed in Debian 9.6. Fixme
run_app_unsafe bin/ncp/CONFIG/
bash /usr/local/bin/


IFACE="$( ip r | grep "default via" | awk '{ print $5 }' | head -1 )"
IP="$( ip a show dev "$IFACE" | grep global | grep -oP 'd{1,3}(.d{1,3}){3}' |
head -1 )"

echo "Done.

First: Visit https://$IP/  https://nextcloudpi.local/ (also
https://nextcloudpi.lan/ or https://nextcloudpi/ on windows and mac)
to activate your instance of NC, and save the auto generated passwords. You may
review or reset them
anytime by using nc-admin and nc-passwd.
Second: Type 'sudo ncp-config' to further configure NCP, or access ncp-web on
Note: You will have to add an exception, to bypass your browser warning when you
first load the activation and :4443 pages. You can run letsencrypt to get rid of
the warning if you have a (sub)domain available.

exit 0

# License
# This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
# under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# This script is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# GNU General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this script; if not, write to the
# Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330,
# Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA


Enter trusted domain

NextCloudPi panel
NextCloudPi panel

Trusted domain 1
Trusted domain 1

Trusted domain 2
Trusted domain 2

Certbot script

sudo apt install certbot python-certbot-apache -y

sudo certbot --apache

Customization External storage support

Apps > Disabled Apps > External Storage Support > Enable

Apps 1
Apps 1

Apps 2
Apps 2


External storage
External storage

Dark mode support

Apps 3
Apps 3


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Comment #1 posted on 2021-02-01 13:24:22 by archer72

Show name

Yes, Ken, the show name was somewhat intentional. This was only after I saw your future show on the Internet Archive while I was preparing show notes, and thought it would be a nice play on words.

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