Images lost after restore from backup (very old discourse install)

I had an old ubuntu host that I didn’t feel like upgrading to ubuntu 18.

I followed the new host setup steps, then restored.

The site is up & going, but images seem to be missing.

All the files seem to be in the tombstone, but rake uploads:recover_from_tombstone doesn’t seem to help (nor does it fail with any error)

Rebuilding HTML on an individual post doesn’t work.

What could be done to get the images showing again?

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The domain name did not change?

I’ve just had a heck of a time with this… and can confirm that this command was never run:

 rails c
[1] pry(main)> OnceoffLog.where(job_name: "RecoverPostUploads").count
=> 0

How were we supposed to know to do this?

You weren’t supposed to do this by hand.


rails c
OnceoffLog.where(job_name: "PostUploadsRecovery").count

At this point, It’s

# rails c
[1] pry(main)> OnceoffLog.where(job_name: "PostUploadsRecovery").count
=> 1
[2] pry(main)> 

Before I ran rake posts:missing_uploads the output of OnceoffLog.where(job_name:"RecoverPostUploads").count was 0

Note that the job name is different here so running the rake posts:missing_uploads didn’t change the count.


Got it, yes, OnceoffLog.where(job_name: "RecoverPostUploads").count is still 0

I’m looking at a way to push up every file from the backup I’m using.

This issue was ultimately solved in


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