Decommissioning MIAB - Recover Contacts After DNS Change

I’m decommissioning my MIAB Server. I’ve redirected DNS to another service provider. I downloaded my old mail into thunderbird through imap. (Which is fine for me) however. I did forget to export my contacts. I still have SSH access to the box. Is there anyway to get an export of contact lists through SSH or FTP? I’m hoping if that fails, that I will be able to access my box through the web interface once my rDNS is removed.

Why can’t you just go to your box via IP address in the browser?


A quick google search seems like there isn’t a way to interact with NextCloud to get the contacts from CLI.

I was thinking there is/was an occ command for this but it doesn’t appear there is…

cd /usr/local/lib/owncloud
sudo -u www-data php occ list
Nextcloud 20.0.14

  command [options] [arguments]

  -h, --help            Display this help message
  -q, --quiet           Do not output any message
  -V, --version         Display this application version
      --ansi            Force ANSI output
      --no-ansi         Disable ANSI output
  -n, --no-interaction  Do not ask any interactive question
      --no-warnings     Skip global warnings, show command output only
  -v|vv|vvv, --verbose  Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug

Available commands:
  check                                  check dependencies of the server environment
  help                                   Displays help for a command
  list                                   Lists commands
  status                                 show some status information
  upgrade                                run upgrade routines after installation of a new release. The release has to be installed before.
  app:check-code                         check code to be compliant
  app:disable                            disable an app
  app:enable                             enable an app
  app:getpath                            Get an absolute path to the app directory
  app:install                            install an app
  app:list                               List all available apps
  app:remove                             remove an app
  app:update                             update an app or all apps
  background:ajax                        Use ajax to run background jobs
  background:cron                        Use cron to run background jobs
  background:webcron                     Use webcron to run background jobs
  broadcast:test                         test the SSE broadcaster
  config:app:delete                      Delete an app config value
  config:app:get                         Get an app config value
  config:app:set                         Set an app config value
  config:import                          Import a list of configs
  config:list                            List all configs
  config:system:delete                   Delete a system config value
  config:system:get                      Get a system config value
  config:system:set                      Set a system config value
  dav:create-addressbook                 Create a dav addressbook
  dav:create-calendar                    Create a dav calendar
  dav:list-calendars                     List all calendars of a user
  dav:move-calendar                      Move a calendar from an user to another
  dav:remove-invalid-shares              Remove invalid dav shares
  dav:send-event-reminders               Sends event reminders
  dav:sync-birthday-calendar             Synchronizes the birthday calendar
  dav:sync-system-addressbook            Synchronizes users to the system addressbook
  db:add-missing-columns                 Add missing optional columns to the database tables
  db:add-missing-indices                 Add missing indices to the database tables
  db:add-missing-primary-keys            Add missing primary keys to the database tables
  db:convert-filecache-bigint            Convert the ID columns of the filecache to BigInt
  db:convert-mysql-charset               Convert charset of MySQL/MariaDB to use utf8mb4
  db:convert-type                        Convert the Nextcloud database to the newly configured one
  encryption:change-key-storage-root     Change key storage root
  encryption:decrypt-all                 Disable server-side encryption and decrypt all files
  encryption:disable                     Disable encryption
  encryption:enable                      Enable encryption
  encryption:encrypt-all                 Encrypt all files for all users
  encryption:list-modules                List all available encryption modules
  encryption:migrate-key-storage-format  Migrate the format of the keystorage to a newer format
  encryption:set-default-module          Set the encryption default module
  encryption:show-key-storage-root       Show current key storage root
  encryption:status                      Lists the current status of encryption
  federation:sync-addressbooks           Synchronizes addressbooks of all federated clouds
  files:cleanup                          cleanup filecache
  files:repair-tree                      Try and repair malformed filesystem tree structures
  files:scan                             rescan filesystem
  files:scan-app-data                    rescan the AppData folder
  files:transfer-ownership               All files and folders are moved to another user - shares are moved as well.
  group:add                              Add a group
  group:adduser                          add a user to a group
  group:delete                           Remove a group
  group:list                             list configured groups
  group:removeuser                       remove a user from a group
  integrity:check-app                    Check integrity of an app using a signature.
  integrity:check-core                   Check integrity of core code using a signature.
  integrity:sign-app                     Signs an app using a private key.
  integrity:sign-core                    Sign core using a private key.
  l10n:createjs                          Create javascript translation files for a given app
  log:file                               manipulate logging backend
  log:manage                             manage logging configuration
  log:tail                               Tail the nextcloud logfile
  log:watch                              Watch the nextcloud logfile
  maintenance:data-fingerprint           update the systems data-fingerprint after a backup is restored
  maintenance:mimetype:update-db         Update database mimetypes and update filecache
  maintenance:mimetype:update-js         Update mimetypelist.js
  maintenance:mode                       set maintenance mode
  maintenance:repair                     repair this installation
  maintenance:theme:update               Apply custom theme changes
  maintenance:update:htaccess            Updates the .htaccess file
  migrations:execute                     Execute a single migration version manually.
  migrations:migrate                     Execute a migration to a specified version or the latest available version.
  migrations:status                      View the status of a set of migrations.
  notification:generate                  Generate a notification for the given user
  notification:test-push                 Generate a notification for the given user
  preview:repair                         distributes the existing previews into subfolders
  preview:reset-rendered-texts           Deletes all generated avatars and previews of text and md files
  security:bruteforce:reset              resets bruteforce attemps for given IP address
  security:certificates                  list trusted certificates
  security:certificates:import           import trusted certificate
  security:certificates:remove           remove trusted certificate
  serverinfo:update-storage-statistics   Triggers an update of the counts related to storages used in serverinfo
  sharing:cleanup-remote-storages        Cleanup shared storage entries that have no matching entry in the shares_external table
  sharing:expiration-notification        Notify share initiators when a share will expire the next day.
  text:reset                             Reset a text document
  theming:config                         Set theming app config values
  trashbin:cleanup                       Remove deleted files
  trashbin:expire                        Expires the users trashbin
  trashbin:size                          Configure the target trashbin size
  twofactorauth:cleanup                  Clean up the two-factor user-provider association of an uninstalled/removed provider
  twofactorauth:disable                  Disable two-factor authentication for a user
  twofactorauth:enable                   Enable two-factor authentication for a user
  twofactorauth:enforce                  Enabled/disable enforced two-factor authentication
  twofactorauth:state                    Get the two-factor authentication (2FA) state of a user
  update:check                           Check for server and app updates
  user:add                               adds a user
  user:delete                            deletes the specified user
  user:disable                           disables the specified user
  user:enable                            enables the specified user
  user:info                              show user info
  user:lastseen                          shows when the user was logged in last time
  user:list                              list configured users
  user:report                            shows how many users have access
  user:resetpassword                     Resets the password of the named user
  user:setting                           Read and modify user settings
  versions:cleanup                       Delete versions
  versions:expire                        Expires the users file versions
  workflows:list                         Lists configured workflows

Also, you can get both contacts and calendar at, the Nextcloud web interface, but of course it is only for the logged in user.

Yes I thought I would be able to go to the ip address and then login. However, my browser continues to try to resolve to my domain, which DNS no longer resolves to that IP. I’ve asked my Host to remove any rdns record. I still get a

This site can’t be reached
Check if there is a typo in box.domain

Looks like a 301 error.

when trying to navigate directly to the IP

Somehow you have something like a 301 permanent redirect from the IP address to your domain, which is not a default configuration for MiaB.

PTR records (rDNS) are not generally used by a browser.

I must have messed up the DNS configurations when I was trying to switch away. Should I be looking to edit my nginx.conf? where would that be on a MIAB install?

Or would it be better to run a backup and then rebuild?

Why don’t you just re-run setup and install MiaB over the top of the existing install to correct whatever was customized?

Or maybe you could use host files on your local pc to point to the old IP to get contacts and then remove it when your done.



If you still have shell access, this might help: BernieO/calcardbackup: Bash script to backup calendars and addressbooks from a local ownCloud/Nextcloud installation<br> - calcardbackup -
disclaimer: I never used it.

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