Migration from Collabora Online

Nextcloud Office is based on Collabora Online so for enabling all Nextcloud Office functionality it would be enough to update to the most recent release. Nextcloud Office is available since CODE 21.11.


This upgrade guide is aimed for upgrading from CODE 6.4 to CODE 21.11.

Update the reverse proxy configuration

Due to naming changes in the Collabora Online releases it may be required to adjust reverse proxy configurations that are already in use for previously existing setups.

  • Paths with lool have been renamed to cool

  • Paths with loleaflet have been renamed to browser

Fully detailed reverse proxy configuration guides for various solutions can be found at https://sdk.collaboraonline.com/docs/installation/Proxy_settings.html

Upgrade distribution packages

  • The main service has been renamed from loolwsd to coolwsd

  • The service rename also affects the location of the configuration file /etc/coolwsd/coolwsd.xml

Required upgrade steps:

  • Stop the loolwsd service

  • Backup /etc/loolwsd/loolwsd.xml configuration file.

  • Remove loolwsd and collaboraoffice* packages.

  • Change the version number in the repository URL, e.g. from 6.4 to 21.11

  • Install the coolwsd package

  • Adapt the new configuration file in /etc/coolwsd/coolwsd.xml to match your previous configuration

  • Start and enable the coolwsd service

Upgrade the docker image

For upgrading the docker images it is enough to pull the latest CODE image from Docker Hub.