How to reload configuration after app.yml changes?

Hi there,

I love Discourse and the community. Here is a quick question: Say I’ve made some changes to app.yaml, like modifying SMTP settings, is the only and correct way of updating the running config via the ./launcher rebuild app?

Or is there another way to reload the config without taking the entire site down for a moment?

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If, and Only if the only changes you’ve made are to the env: section, then you can use ./launcher restart app instead

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sort of, as long as you don’t need that env for bootstrapping.

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Thanks folks, greatly appreciated.

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Sorry t revive this ancient topic, I just changed smtp auth parameters, I issue
/var/discourse # ./launcher restart app

  • /usr/bin/docker stop -t 10 app
    app

starting up existing container

  • /usr/bin/docker start app
    app

but it is still using old parameters, as changes was not taken
is there a cache? or something other I dunno…
thanks in advance for your help

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The better method is to do a rebuild:

cd /var/discourse
./launcher rebuild app

If you also want to update to the newest version, do this intead:

cd /var/discourse
git pull
./launcher rebuild app
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Ok, it does work, but I should to rebuild all, something that can take many minutes, only to re-read smtp credentials…ok, that’s it

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Also wondering about this, specially on a server where the rebuild takes more than 20 minutes.

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