2.3.8 and 2.3.9 updates claimed failure

The 2.3.8 and 2.3.9 updates, both finished with:

Sorry, there was an error upgrading Discourse. Please check the logs below.

Version page at that point shows everything still needs updating.

Logs do not indicate anything wrong.

Reboot the server, and when it comes up, everything is updated.

I don’t know what any of this means.

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Is it the maxmind geolocation database issue?

I hope you were asking someone else, since I don’t know what that means. I’ve never heard of “maxmind”.

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Same problem (2.3.8 to 2.3.9), /admin :

and /admin/upgrade :

Unfortunately I closed upgrade page with logs, can’t find them anywhere else. Only this in /logs

Discourse::NotFound (Discourse::NotFound)
/var/www/discourse/plugins/docker_manager/app/controllers/docker_manager/admin_controller.rb:89:in `upgrade'

2.4 update failed as well. Basically took the site down.

Rebooted the Digital Ocean instance instance, and it came back up but the forum was entirely blank (as in, the whole contents of the browser window was just black).

Did ./launcher rebuild app and it came back.

But this is making me extremely nervous about updating! I’m going to have to start snapshotting my Digital Ocean instance before each update.

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So rebuild twice every time? Doesn’t seem like a huge problem to me.

The problem is the lack of confidence this produces.

My forum is, unsurprisingly, very important to me, and to a lot of other people.

So when I upgrade it, and it goes offline, and I have no idea if a rebuild is going to get it back or not, that is a lot of stress, and a lot of uncertainty.


Odd. I rebuild mine all the time (probably 6-12 times a year, times two instances, on bare metal hosting at a colocation provider) and I’ve never had these experiences :man_shrugging:

I’ve never had any problem with rebuilding.

But it is only the last few versions that updating has been failing in various ways.

Anyway, it seems to me that updating should work and be bulletproof, and should not fail and require a rebuild to get the site back up and running.