Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sublime and SFTP

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Sublime

Ever wanted to directly edit your files on your remote server. This can be done with Sublime and the SFTP plugin. Follow the steps below to setup your SFTP client with Sublime.

First install Sublime, you can find it here. After installation startup sublime and install the package manager. Follow the instructions that you can find here.

Okay, now we have sublime and its package manager installed. Next install the SFTP sublime plugin. Start the package manager in Sublime; type Cmd + Shift + P. Type Install Package and then type SFTP.

Now we have to create an account on the remote server. Setting up an account on your FTP server is not part of this post.

Create a new server setup by choosing File -> SFTP/FTP -> Setup server.

Change the correct items in the example shown and save this file

Now you can browse your server. Goto File -> SFTP/FTP -> Browse server. Choose the server you want to browse. If everything is correctly setup a list of files will appear. You can now edit these files as were they local files.

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ownCloud: upgrading your installation

ownCloud logo

ownCloud logo

Upgrade your ownCloud software with this step by step instruction. This post describes the procedure to upgrade the software. Follow the steps for a save and secure updating of your server. For a more verbose description of this procedure you can also check the upgrade page.


This step by step guide assumes you have a data folder outside your ownCloud installation. Check this in your ~/public_html/owncloud/config/config.php  file. The setting 'datadirectory'  should point to a directory outside your ownCloud installation.

Check your version in the admin panel (admin -> Personal info):

Open a (ssh) shell on your linux box. Then su to the user that runs the ownCloud installation and execute the command (in the installation folder; normally this is on ~/public_html/owncloud):

When you navigate to the site you will see the message below. It indicates that your installation is in maintenance mode:

ownCloud maintenance message

ownCloud maintenance message

Check your version with (execute in installation folder):

Goto the download page and copy the link; then execute the command below in your terminal session

Stop the Apache webserver:

Rename your current installation directory and unpack the archive in a new folder outside of your ownCloud directory with the command (a subdirectory ownCloud will be created by the tar command):

Copy the old configuration file to your new ownCloud folder:

Also copy any apps you have installed in your ownCloud instance!

Now start the actual upgrade by executing the command below (again execute this in the installation folder):

If everything went fine you should see something like this:

As you can see maintenance mode is automatically turned off and your server is ready to serve files again after you have re-started the Apache webserver:

Navigate to your site and check that things are still working as expected. In some cases you have to press the update button in your browser that appears when navigating to the site. If everything is working fine don’t forget to remove the old installation files and the archive you downloaded.

Remember: this step by step guide assumes you have a data folder outside your ownCloud installation. Check this in your ~/public_html/owncloud/config/config.php. The setting ‘datadirectory’ should point to a directory outside your ownCloud installation.

Happy ownClouding!

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