My discourse install (2.9.0.beta5 f73796b258) doesn’t download remote images. It only creates the previews. It seems to be the same on try.discourse, and I suppose it’s the same on meta? Let’s try.
After posting the images, the resized, preview images are generated.
The sidekiq job UpdateHotlinkedRaw is scheduled. Once executed, the hotlinked image is still not downloaded.
I don’t see the usual PullHotlinkedImages in the scheduled jobs.
As for my remaining disk space, I have more than enough.
And the hotlinked image doesn’t seem to be downloaded ever. My guess is it’s a bug, but feel free to move it somewhere else if it’s not
The hotlinked image isn’t downloaded. The preview is indeed created as your screenshot shows, but the link still points to the external image. There is no lightbox either. Is that because the link points to the external image?
But I see that this message of Taylor in Oni’s linked topic points toward the same issue, even if there is no onebox when you just display an image (?).
So I suppose the issue will be resolved “in the next few weeks”.
A question nonetheless: will the existing posts be fixed automatically? If not, how to update only these posts so the links point to the local image?