Move Discourse DEV backup to Production?

All the issues i managed to fix with the import scripts by using a dev env instead of production, how can i go about moving the imported content on a exported .sql backup from the dev env to a production env? is it just as simple as exporting the .sql backup file and then installing a production env and importing the backup?

Yes. :grinning:

There are other ways that do the job:

  • database replication
  • rsync the entire server
  • point the production url at dev

But restoring backups (especially if they are stored on S3) is easy.

Make sure to backup uploads too if they aren’t on S3.

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To preserve the attachments and uploads, use discourse built in backup/restore functionality to backup from dev and restore to production