Nextcloud Update -- Stumped

Info post only, in case others have this error in the future.

I was stumped. My Nextcloud install was stuck in an upgrade loop. The landing page said

App update required
The following apps will be updated:

  • File sharing (files_sharing)

Please make sure that the database, the config folder and the data folder have been backed up before proceeding.

There was a big shiny blue button: Start Update. I hit the button, it seemed to be updating, but then eventually returned to the same screen.

Eventually in the log (search in your file interface for nextcloud.log) I found a message a ways back (not logged as an error, mind you, just debug level):
appinfo/database.xml file is not longer supported. Used in files_sharing

With that I was able to find a reddit post with instructions that worked for me:

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