Full reset: re-initializing


(David Collantes) #1

I have run a test install for a while. I am now ready to do it for good. Is there a way to reset everything, and run the initial setup (as a new install) without wiping the container? Thanks!


(Felix Freiberger) #2

Why do you want to avoid wiping the container? If you want to wipe everything except app.yml and return to a blank Discourse install and its set-up wizard,

cd /var/discourse
./launcher stop app
rm -rf shared/standalone/
./launcher rebuild app

should do the job in less than 10 minutes.

:warning: Running the commands above will wipe all data of the Discourse instance, including backups.


(David Collantes) #3

Thanks for the reply. Will this allow me to set a new hostname as well? It is a full reinitialising, yes?


(Felix Freiberger) #4

If you want to update the hostname, update app.yml before running the rebuild command.