Backup - Localhost


I have a localhost (laptop) installation of Discourse that I was using as an offline method to import my Xenforo forum. I got the import to work without issue.

My plan was to “prettify” the data that was imported by the importer (tidy up broken links, avatars, etc), use the Discourse backup tool to generate the backup, and restore that to a fresh server that is internet facing.

So, here is the actual issue. My localhost instance of discourse does not have email configured, so I cannot access the backup link. Does anyone have any thoughts on how I can get my hands on the backup?


(cpradio) #2

Assuming it is a Docker installation locally, there should be a backup file in the /var/discourse/shared/standalone/backups folder (folder directory might not be 100% correct, but close enough for you to find it)


Thank you!

the path is /var/discourse/shared/standalone/backups/default

I am good to go.