Koha Cloud Installation

Koha – Library Catalog Software Google Cloud Platform | VM Hosted

In our current environment, budgets are constantly being slashed, systems demands are increasing, and vendors are constantly adding unnecessary features to justify their cost. Okay, so maybe they add features which costs more to host. Either-way, we don’t want them! Koha was a proposed project by our Director of Libraries. An Open-Source platform, self-hosted (yay, me!), and a strong community supporting the application. Did I mention that it’s free? I chose to launch on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) because I’m most comfortable with their platform. After all, I am Google Cloud certified


Installation steps: VM InstallationOn GCP:  https://console.cloud.google.com/


Koha Installation This is a brief version of what I ended up using, but for full documentation, please refer to:  https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Debian My documentation may not be maintained with the most current version(s).

  1. Add GPG key to your debian server (validates security)

$ wget -q -O- https://debian.koha-community.org/koha/gpg.asc | sudo apt-key add -$ sudo apt-get update

  1. Install the current Stable version of Koha

$ echo ‘deb http://debian.koha-community.org/koha stable main’ | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/koha.list

  1. Run updates

$ sudo apt-get update

  1. Install your chosen Koha version (v20.05)

$ echo ‘deb http://debian.koha-community.org/koha 20.05 main’ | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/koha.list