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Removing and reinstalling Nextcloud

Offline bclayton

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Removing and reinstalling Nextcloud
« on: November 16, 2023, 03:38:32 AM »
I was in the process of updating my Nextcloud installation and the program crashed per the attached error screen. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling using the help in the Contrib documentation. It brings me back to the same error.  I would like to completely remove Nextcloud and start over. No important data on the site.  What is the best way to do that?

Thanks!

Offline TerryF

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Re: Removing and reinstalling Nextcloud
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2023, 03:51:55 AM »
you need to delete the MariaDB/MySQL db as well..
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Offline TerryF

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Re: Removing and reinstalling Nextcloud
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2023, 04:01:52 AM »
If you did initial setup with MySQL or MariaDB the Nextcloud db will be found appropriately and you can delete same
eg

[root@myhome ~]# mysql
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 5
Server version: 5.5.68-MariaDB MariaDB Server

Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> show databases;
+--------------------+
| Database           |
+--------------------+
| information_schema |
| horde              |
| mailstats          |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |
| pydio              |
| test               |
+--------------------+
7 rows in set (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> quit
Bye

or

[root@myhome ~]# mysql105
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 6013
Server version: 10.5.9-MariaDB MariaDB Server

Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> show databases;
+--------------------+
| Database           |
+--------------------+
| information_schema |
| mysql              |
| nextcloud          |
| performance_schema |
+--------------------+
4 rows in set (0.005 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]>

so on my system the Nextcloud db is in Maria format, just a matter of issuing a
# MariaDB [(none)]> drop database nextcloud;

also worthwhile removing whatever user you created on the install as well..you can look up where to find that and delete it from the db
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Offline bclayton

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Re: Removing and reinstalling Nextcloud
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2023, 04:05:40 AM »
Thank you.  I'll try that tomorrow.