The latest release of NextCloudPi is out!
This release brings the latest major version of Nextcloud, as well as more platforms and tools for monitoring our hard drive health. As usual this release includes many small fixes and improvements, noticeably a new faster version of btrfs-sync.
We are still looking for people to help us support more boards. If you own a BananaPi, OrangePi, Pine64 or any other not yet supported board talk to us. We only need some of your time to perform a quick test in the new images every few months.
We are also in need translators, more automated testing, and some web devs to take on the web interface and improve the user experience.
Last but not least, please download through bitorrent and share it for a while to help keep hosting costs down.
We have been upgrading to every minor release and now we release an image with version 14.0.4 so new users don’t need to upgrade from 14.0.1. This is basically a more polished Nextcloud version without any new features, as you can see in the changelog.
Remember that it is recommended to upgrade through nc-update-nextcloud instead of the native Nextcloud installer, and that you have the option to let NextCloudPi automatically upgrade by activating nc-autoupdate-nc.
Check and monitor your hard drive health
We already introduced SMART in a previous post, so it was a given that this would be soon included in NextCloudPi! We can check our drive health with nc-hdd-test
We can choose between long and short tests as explained in the previous post.
We can also monitor our drive’s health and get notified via email so that we can hopefully take action before the drive fails
We will also receive a Nextcloud notification
We are now including Orange Pi images for the Zero Plus 2 version. This board features fast Gigabit networking speeds, and nice eMMC storage, and is capable of displaying 2K graphics, which makes it a popular choice for a NAS + Media Center combo.
The VM provides a convenient way of installing NCP on a virtual machine, instead of the classic way of using the curl installer.