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ownCloud is a self-hosted file sync and share server.
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Quick reference

What is ownCloud?

ownCloud is a self-hosted file sync and share server. It provides access to your data through a web interface, sync clients or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and it works with any storage.

How to use this image

Start ownCloud

Starting the ownCloud 8.1 instance listening on port 80 is as easy as the following:

$ docker run -d -p 80:80 owncloud:8.1

Then go to http://localhost/ and go through the wizard. By default this container uses SQLite for data storage, but the wizard should allow for connecting to an existing database. Additionally, tags for 6.0, 7.0, or 8.0 are available.

For a MySQL database you can link an database container, e.g. --link my-mysql:mysql, and then use mysql as the database host on setup.

Persistent data

All data beyond what lives in the database (file uploads, etc) is stored within the default volume /var/www/html. With this volume, ownCloud will only be updated when the file version.php is not present.

  • -v /<mydatalocation>:/var/www/html

For fine grained data persistence, you can use 3 volumes, as shown below.

  • -v /<mydatalocation>/apps:/var/www/html/apps installed / modified apps
  • -v /<mydatalocation>/config:/var/www/html/config local configuration
  • -v /<mydatalocation>/data:/var/www/html/data the actual data of your ownCloud


When using the 6.0 image, you need to map the host port to the container port that apache listens on when going through the installation wizard. By default, this is port 80.

Using occ

The occ tool from upstream is simplest to use via docker exec, similar to the example provided there:

$ docker exec -u www-data some-owncloud php occ status

... via docker stack deploy or docker-compose

Example stack.yml for owncloud:

# ownCloud with MariaDB/MySQL
# Access via "http://localhost:8080" (or "http://$(docker-machine ip):8080" if using docker-machine)
# During initial ownCloud setup, select "Storage & database" --> "Configure the database" --> "MySQL/MariaDB"
# Database user: root
# Database password: example
# Database name: pick any name
# Database host: replace "localhost" with "mysql"

version: '3.1'


    image: owncloud
    restart: always
      - 8080:80

    image: mariadb
    restart: always
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: example

Run docker stack deploy -c stack.yml owncloud (or docker-compose -f stack.yml up), wait for it to initialize completely, and visit http://swarm-ip:8080/, http://localhost:8080/, or http://host-ip:8080 (as appropriate).


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Comments (47)
2 days ago

It fails to create the admin account in the db. tried manually to create both containers and linked them to use the mysql db and also generates the same error. This is currently broken unless I'm missing something

8 days ago

Awesome! Works fine =D

5 months ago

v10 ?

5 months ago

Where is php.ini inside container??

5 months ago

How to upgrade an install already running ?
I have this message on the web interface :
"Veuillez utiliser la mise à jour en lignes de commandes, votre instance est trop volumineuse."
which can be translated as : "Please use the command line update, your install is too big"

6 months ago

It work fine , but for fpm version need to add to documentation that used port 9000 , normal is port 80 for apache , if you need to add ssl you can used letsencrypt using docker containers nginx-proxy and jrcs/letsencrypt-nginx-proxy-companion . (you be able to used this two container to provide ssl by letsencrypt to all your container with web interface ) .

8 months ago

For those asking for SSL checkout this image :

9 months ago

How can I use the smbclient in the container?
Is it possible without creating own dockerfile?