Bug when restoring svg files from backup

When trying to restore a backup (to multisite, but that does not seem to matter, see below) the following happens

Migrating the database...
EXCEPTION: lib/discourse.rb:57:in `exec': Failed to migrate database.
rake aborted!
Errno::ENOENT: No such file or directory @ rb_sysopen - /var/www/discourse/public/uploads/default/original/2X/7/7be997f9f48c034ddf5d4eb95d2ea7416f010241.svg
/var/www/discourse/app/models/optimized_image.rb:87:in `block in create_for'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/optimized_image.rb:24:in `block (2 levels) in lock'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:33:in `block in synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:29:in `synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:29:in `synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:14:in `synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/optimized_image.rb:23:in `block in lock'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:33:in `block in synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:29:in `synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:29:in `synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/lib/distributed_mutex.rb:14:in `synchronize'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/optimized_image.rb:22:in `lock'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/optimized_image.rb:59:in `create_for'
/var/www/discourse/lib/site_icon_manager.rb:28:in `block in ensure_optimized!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/site_icon_manager.rb:24:in `each'
/var/www/discourse/lib/site_icon_manager.rb:24:in `ensure_optimized!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/tasks/db.rake:83:in `block in <top (required)>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rake-13.0.1/exe/rake:27:in `<top (required)>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/ruby_executable_hooks:24:in `eval'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/ruby_executable_hooks:24:in `<main>'
Tasks: TOP => db:migrate

At first I thought this was purely a multisite issue but it is failing on a non-multisite as well.

Funny thing is, it was not even extracting the uploads (EDIT: at that point in time). That specific upload is included in the archive though.

tar tvf public/backups/default/redacted-forum-2020-03-02-165725-v20190130013015.tar.gz |grep 7be997f9f48c034ddf5d4eb95d2ea7416f010241
-rw-r--r-- daemon/daemon     3074 2019-05-27 08:21 uploads/default/original/2X/7/7be997f9f48c034ddf5d4eb95d2ea7416f010241.svg

Original database dump version v20190130013015

I then extracted the uploads manually (into default) and then ran the restore again, which succeeded.

And then I saw it… the uploads are extracted AFTER db:migrate, but db:migrate is running SiteIconManager.ensure_optimized! requiring the files to be present already…

So there are two issues:

  • SiteIconManager.ensure_optimized! runs before the images have been extracted; (actually it is running twice - it is running another time after the uploads have been extracted)
  • it is expecting the files in default because the remap hasn’t been executed yet.

In this specific case this is failing hard because the code for an svg upload takes a different code path. For other uploads it seems to be failing silently.

BTW looking at the code it seems like this could be circumvented by using SKIP_POST_DEPLOYMENT_MIGRATIONS=1 since that skips the image optimization during db:migrate but that didn’t work when I tried it.


Who should look at this one @sam?

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It seems pretty straight forward:


Last person to play around with this flow was @gerhard

@RGJ if you would like to speed up diagnostics here, maybe make a blank db with a single SVG the fails restore, that will make it way easier for us to test.


I sent you a PM with an as-lean-as-possible backup file that does not restore.

It requires a “small” svg file on favicon or manifest for the bug to trigger.

BTW I just found out that SKIP_POST_DEPLOYMENT_MIGRATIONS is explicitly reset so that is why that did not work as a workaround.


Thanks for reporting the issue and providing an example file. Is has been fixed.