TLDR: Is there a guide or a list of recommended configurations to consider when rescaling a server?
When installing Discourse for the first time on a server, there are some settings that are auto-set.
One convenience that the cloud offers is to simply change the instance type to a different one with more/less cpus and memory.
As far as I understand, the automatic configurations don’t auto-adjust to the new server (it could be nice to have an alert on the Admin Dashboard that your Discourse configuration don’t seem to match the hardware it is running on).
For example, I considered these settings from the app.yml file:
## Set db_shared_buffers to a max of 25% of the total memory. ## will be set automatically by bootstrap based on detected RAM, or you can override db_shared_buffers: "4096MB" ## can improve sorting performance, but adds memory usage per-connection #db_work_mem: "40MB" ## How many concurrent web requests are supported? Depends on memory and CPU cores. ## will be set automatically by bootstrap based on detected CPUs, or you can override UNICORN_WORKERS: 4