Let’s say I want to move my Discourse site from one Amazon EC2 instance (e.g. t2.micro) to a larger instance (e.g. t2.medium), what is the correct procedure for this?
The only option I know about is:
- Backup the existing site
- Install Discourse on the new server
- Configure Discourse using temporary values
- Restore the backup
However, I’m thinking that the smart people at Discourse thought about this situation and there’s a way to restore a backup on a new installation without step 3.
Scouring the site, I wasn’t able to find a definitive answer.
I did look at Move your Discourse Instance to a Different Server, but the instructions seem to imply that a generic installation is already active on the target server and that you can log in and immediately perform a restore.