Plesk, Nextcloud, and my shortening patience

I’ve a self-hosted Nextcloud installation which is frankly a pain, there’s a good chance updates will break everything.

Plesk is a fairly intuitive interface for self hosting but is best described as non-standard Ubuntu – it handles PHP oddly in particular. Try running any of the php occ commands in it’s built-in ssh terminal and you’ll experience an exercise in frustration.

It’s so much easier to ssh from an Ubuntu terminal and run occ commands directly – giving a clear error message that you can actually do something with.

So its the Circles app, lets disable it:

php occ app:disable circles

Then repair the installation:

php occ maintenance:repair

Finally turn off maintenance mode:

php occ maintenance:mode --off

I don’t even use that app but we’re back.


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