If you are on the latest version of Discourse, you can now enable automated daily backups, with support for uploading them offsite to S3!
I’m super proud of this feature because in my opinion not enough software (and certainly no forum software I am aware of) encourages users to create offsite backups of their data. The last thing you want in the event of a server failure is to lose all the awesome content your forum users have created.
Enabling this feature is easy! First go to the admin section and find backups under site settings. You’ll see the following options:
Note that for the uploading to S3 support you’ll need to have defined your s3 credentials as well. If you don’t upload to S3 the backups will be left on the server filesystem.
Once you enable this, you can go to the backups tab in admin to view a list of backups that were performed with links to download or restore any images.
Let us know what you think of the feature and please help us try it out by enabling backups for your forums!