It looks like my community is generating data roughly at a pace of 100MB’s per month, maybe a little more. With linear projection, my backup size in December would be 1.2GB and in December 2026 around 12GB. The images seem to be ~50% of the whole package.
Thats a lot of data. The previous decade (2006-2016) we did with SMF, and the last backup was 175MB zipped, containing 245K posts but very few images. We seem to generate new posts at a much faster rate with Discourse.
- How big is your backup?
- How do you manage them when the size goes up?
- Will I be in trouble after a few years dumping or restoring a backup with the size measured in several gigabytes?