@dkobia: Great plugin - it has probably saved me a ton of time. However, I’m having some issues.
I have the database with the old forum posts on my localhost. Using the plugin I’ve got all the content into discourse, running locally. So my next thought was to use the backup function in the admin panel to transfer the content from localhost to my digitalocean docker production server. However, when I try to restore a backup I get lots of different errors (“hstore not found”, “TABLE already exists etc.”).
Have you or anyone else tested if a bbpress converted database can be successfully backed up?
As an alternative, I tried just exporting the entire database using pgAdmin, and then importing it using pg_restore on the command line in the docker app. Which seems to work, but the app just shows an empty white page afterwards. So something is very broken, but I can’t quite figure out what. Frustrating.
…and now I’m wondering how to go about running the BBPress script.
The instructions say:
"After reviewing and modifying, to run the bbPress import script you will do:
In my case this will be from inside the Docker container. If I can get it to run, am I correct in thinking that the database lives outside the container and that any content I manage to import will persist if I destry and rebuild the container?
Also, can I run mailcatcher from inside the container? I would like to avoid spamming my users as I tinker with the import process.
Any hints or tips gratefully received! Anybody looking for some paid consulting work?
I would really like to hear some success, and even better, horror stories about bbpress import as I might have to take up this task at some point and am curious to see what sort of trouble people have bumped into.