Out-migration from discoursehosting.com?


(Jason Sachs) #1

I’m considering signing up for a site on discoursehosting.com, just wondered if anyone knew about how to migrate away from it. (I’m not planning on it, but just want to know what I’d be getting into if I did.) Is it just a matter of getting a docker image + moving to an appropriate host? or is it more a matter of fidgeting with database + filesystem dumps?


(Sam Saffron) #2

I have no way of answering discoursehosting.com questions they are not affiliated with us, however for our hosting we do nothing to disable the built-in export/import … I doubt anyone hosting would disable this feature.


(Jason Sachs) #3

however for our hosting we do nothing to disable the built-in export/import

oh, so admin panel offers an import / export feature to/from some blob I can download/upload on my PC? (including file attachments?) That sounds pretty easy.

(e.g. 1. shutdown new posts on site A, 2. export to blob, download from site A, 3. startup new discourse instance on site B, 4. import from blob )


(Sam Saffron) #4

Yes, this has been the case for about a year now :slight_smile:


(Jason Sachs) #5

Hmm. Another question: aside from the export/import, what kind of settings/configuration info is typically altered by Discourse admins?