Restore from old version to a new version of discourse failed

I want to upgrade my discourse from a very old version to the latest version

A backup package from the original discourse contains a meta.json file:

{"source":"discourse","version":20160405172827}

When I restore the backup in the latest discourse,the following error was encountered:

[2019-12-10 08:33:37] Making sure /var/www/discourse/tmp/restores/default/2019-12-10-083337 exists...
[2019-12-10 08:33:37] Copying archive to tmp directory...
[2019-12-10 08:33:40] Unzipping archive, this may take a while...
[2019-12-10 08:34:27] EXCEPTION: wrong argument type nil (expected String)
[2019-12-10 08:34:27] /var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:151:in `load_file'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:151:in `extract_metadata'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:62:in `run'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:166:in `block in start!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:163:in `fork'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:163:in `start!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:22:in `restore!'
/var/www/discourse/app/controllers/admin/backups_controller.rb:119:in `restore'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/basic_implicit_render.rb:6:in `send_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:196:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rendering.rb:30:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:42:in `block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:135:in `run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:41:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rescue.rb:22:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:33:in `block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `block in instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications/instrumenter.rb:24:in `instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:32:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/params_wrapper.rb:245:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activerecord-6.0.1/lib/active_record/railties/controller_runtime.rb:27:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:136:in `process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionview-6.0.1/lib/action_view/rendering.rb:39:in `process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.1.3/lib/mini_profiler/profiling_methods.rb:104:in `block in profile_method'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:191:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:252:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:51:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:33:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:18:in `block in <class:Constraints>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:48:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:49:in `block in serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:837:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/omniauth_bypass_middleware.rb:68:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/tempfile_reaper.rb:15:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/conditional_get.rb:38:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/head.rb:12:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/content_security_policy/middleware.rb:12:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/anonymous_cache.rb:318:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:232:in `context'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:226:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:648:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:27:in `block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:101:in `run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:26:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/actionable_exceptions.rb:17:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/debug_exceptions.rb:32:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/show_exceptions.rb:33:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/logster-2.4.2/lib/logster/middleware/reporter.rb:43:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:38:in `call_app'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:28:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-quiet_logger.rb:18:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-silence_logger.rb:31:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/remote_ip.rb:81:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/request_id.rb:27:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/enforce_hostname.rb:17:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/method_override.rb:22:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/executor.rb:14:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/sendfile.rb:111:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/host_authorization.rb:77:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.1.3/lib/mini_profiler/profiler.rb:296:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/message_bus-2.2.3/lib/message_bus/rack/middleware.rb:57:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/request_tracker.rb:181:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/engine.rb:526:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `public_send'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `method_missing'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:68:in `block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:605:in `process_client'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:700:in `worker_loop'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:548:in `spawn_missing_workers'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:144:in `start'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/bin/unicorn:128:in `<top (required)>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/unicorn:23:in `load'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/unicorn:23:in `<main>'
[2019-12-10 08:34:27] Trying to rollback...
[2019-12-10 08:34:27] There was no need to rollback
[2019-12-10 08:34:27] Cleaning stuff up...
[2019-12-10 08:34:27] Dropping function from the discourse_functions schema
[2019-12-10 08:34:27] Removing tmp '/var/www/discourse/tmp/restores/default/2019-12-10-083337' directory...
[2019-12-10 08:34:42] Unpausing sidekiq...
[2019-12-10 08:34:42] Marking restore as finished...
[2019-12-10 08:34:42] Notifying '18401535466' of the end of the restore...
[2019-12-10 08:34:52] Finished!

Is there anyone who can help? tks!

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There are experts here who surely will have better replies than mine, but still:
Maybe you can try to install an older version of Discourse (corresponding to your backup’s one), then restore your backup, and then update Discourse via the command line.

Congratulations! You are the first person to report this bug that I know of. :slight_smile:
I fixed it two weeks ago and thought to myself: “Wow, nobody has reported that yet, even though it has been broken for a very long time.”

Anyway, that fix isn’t available yet, since it is part of a big overhaul of the backup and restore process. You can either wait a couple more days until it’s done or try the following workaround:

  • Extract the backup file
  • Open the meta.json file and remember the value of “version” (in your case 20160405172827)
  • Delete the meta.json file
  • Create a new gzipped archive with the rest of the extracted files and folders and make sure the filename ends with the version number from the meta.json file. In your case it could look like this: discourse-2019-12-10-010038-v20160405172827.tar.gz
  • Try restoring that backup file. It should work.
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Just to know, would my suggestion work in this case?

As long as you find an old version where restoring still works, yes. But you might also need to find a version of discourse_docker that is compatible with an old, unsupported version of Discourse. That complicates things a bit. :wink:

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Thank you very much for your reply. Your suggestion worked. I have avoided that problem, but now I have another problem.
:joy:

[2019-12-10 13:06:51] '18401535466' has started the restore!
[2019-12-10 13:06:51] Marking restore as running...
[2019-12-10 13:06:51] Making sure /var/www/discourse/tmp/restores/default/2019-12-10-130651 exists...
[2019-12-10 13:06:51] Copying archive to tmp directory...
[2019-12-10 13:06:53] Unzipping archive, this may take a while...
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] No metadata file to extract.
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] Validating metadata...
[2019-12-10 13:08:08]   Current version: 20191129144706
[2019-12-10 13:08:08]   Restored version: 20160405172827
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] Extracting dump file...
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] EXCEPTION: No such file or directory @ realpath_rec - /shared/tmp/restores/default/2019-12-10-130651/dump.sql.gz
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] /var/www/discourse/lib/compression/strategy.rb:47:in `realpath'
/var/www/discourse/lib/compression/strategy.rb:47:in `realpath'
/var/www/discourse/lib/compression/strategy.rb:47:in `sanitize_path'
/var/www/discourse/lib/compression/strategy.rb:13:in `decompress'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:176:in `extract_dump'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:65:in `run'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:166:in `block in start!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:163:in `fork'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:163:in `start!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:22:in `restore!'
/var/www/discourse/app/controllers/admin/backups_controller.rb:119:in `restore'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/basic_implicit_render.rb:6:in `send_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:196:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rendering.rb:30:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:42:in `block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:135:in `run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:41:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rescue.rb:22:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:33:in `block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `block in instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications/instrumenter.rb:24:in `instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:32:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/params_wrapper.rb:245:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activerecord-6.0.1/lib/active_record/railties/controller_runtime.rb:27:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:136:in `process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionview-6.0.1/lib/action_view/rendering.rb:39:in `process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.1.3/lib/mini_profiler/profiling_methods.rb:104:in `block in profile_method'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:191:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:252:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:51:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:33:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:18:in `block in <class:Constraints>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:48:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:49:in `block in serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:837:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/omniauth_bypass_middleware.rb:68:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/tempfile_reaper.rb:15:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/conditional_get.rb:38:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/head.rb:12:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/content_security_policy/middleware.rb:12:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/anonymous_cache.rb:318:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:232:in `context'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:226:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:648:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:27:in `block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:101:in `run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:26:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/actionable_exceptions.rb:17:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/debug_exceptions.rb:32:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/show_exceptions.rb:33:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/logster-2.4.2/lib/logster/middleware/reporter.rb:43:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:38:in `call_app'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:28:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-quiet_logger.rb:18:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-silence_logger.rb:31:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/remote_ip.rb:81:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/request_id.rb:27:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/enforce_hostname.rb:17:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/method_override.rb:22:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/executor.rb:14:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/sendfile.rb:111:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/host_authorization.rb:77:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.1.3/lib/mini_profiler/profiler.rb:296:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/message_bus-2.2.3/lib/message_bus/rack/middleware.rb:57:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/request_tracker.rb:181:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/engine.rb:526:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `public_send'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `method_missing'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:68:in `block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:605:in `process_client'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:700:in `worker_loop'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:548:in `spawn_missing_workers'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:144:in `start'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/bin/unicorn:128:in `<top (required)>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/unicorn:23:in `load'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/unicorn:23:in `<main>'
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] Trying to rollback...
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] There was no need to rollback
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] Cleaning stuff up...
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] Dropping function from the discourse_functions schema
[2019-12-10 13:08:08] Removing tmp '/var/www/discourse/tmp/restores/default/2019-12-10-130651' directory...
[2019-12-10 13:08:37] Unpausing sidekiq...
[2019-12-10 13:08:37] Marking restore as finished...
[2019-12-10 13:08:37] Notifying '18401535466' of the end of the restore...
[2019-12-10 13:08:46] Finished!

Could you give me a hint what I should do next?

Thanks for your reply. On the bus home, I have been thinking about where to find such an old image. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Ah, yeah, I think there was another bug. Make sure that the dump.sql is gzipped before you add it to the tar file. The backup must contain a dump.sql.gz.

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in my case, there is a dump.sql but not dump.sql.gz. I am trying again.

After I compressed dump.sql and re-uploaded the backup file, I encountered this error. Can you help me? :smiley:

[2019-12-11 00:58:37] '18401535466' has started the restore!
[2019-12-11 00:58:37] Marking restore as running...
[2019-12-11 00:58:37] Making sure /var/www/discourse/tmp/restores/default/2019-12-11-005837 exists...
[2019-12-11 00:58:37] Copying archive to tmp directory...
[2019-12-11 00:58:39] Unzipping archive, this may take a while...
[2019-12-11 00:59:54] No metadata file to extract.
[2019-12-11 00:59:54] Validating metadata...
[2019-12-11 00:59:54]   Current version: 20191129144706
[2019-12-11 00:59:54]   Restored version: 20191129144706
[2019-12-11 00:59:54] Extracting dump file...
[2019-12-11 00:59:55] Creating missing functions in the discourse_functions schema
[2019-12-11 00:59:56] EXCEPTION: undefined method `[]' for nil:NilClass
[2019-12-11 00:59:56] /var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:286:in `get_dumped_by_version'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:290:in `can_restore_into_different_schema?'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/restorer.rb:68:in `run'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:166:in `block in start!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:163:in `fork'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:163:in `start!'
/var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore.rb:22:in `restore!'
/var/www/discourse/app/controllers/admin/backups_controller.rb:119:in `restore'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/basic_implicit_render.rb:6:in `send_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:196:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rendering.rb:30:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:42:in `block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:135:in `run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:41:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rescue.rb:22:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:33:in `block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `block in instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications/instrumenter.rb:24:in `instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:180:in `instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:32:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal/params_wrapper.rb:245:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activerecord-6.0.1/lib/active_record/railties/controller_runtime.rb:27:in `process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:136:in `process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionview-6.0.1/lib/action_view/rendering.rb:39:in `process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.1.3/lib/mini_profiler/profiling_methods.rb:104:in `block in profile_method'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:191:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:252:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:51:in `dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:33:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:18:in `block in <class:Constraints>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:48:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:49:in `block in serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:32:in `serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:837:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/omniauth_bypass_middleware.rb:68:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/tempfile_reaper.rb:15:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/conditional_get.rb:38:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/head.rb:12:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/content_security_policy/middleware.rb:12:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/anonymous_cache.rb:318:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:232:in `context'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:226:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:648:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:27:in `block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/activesupport-6.0.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:101:in `run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:26:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/actionable_exceptions.rb:17:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/debug_exceptions.rb:32:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/show_exceptions.rb:33:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/logster-2.4.2/lib/logster/middleware/reporter.rb:43:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:38:in `call_app'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:28:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-quiet_logger.rb:18:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-silence_logger.rb:31:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/remote_ip.rb:81:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/request_id.rb:27:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/enforce_hostname.rb:17:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/method_override.rb:22:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/executor.rb:14:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/sendfile.rb:111:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/actionpack-6.0.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/host_authorization.rb:77:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.1.3/lib/mini_profiler/profiler.rb:296:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/message_bus-2.2.3/lib/message_bus/rack/middleware.rb:57:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/request_tracker.rb:181:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/engine.rb:526:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `public_send'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/railties-6.0.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `method_missing'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:68:in `block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:605:in `process_client'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:700:in `worker_loop'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:548:in `spawn_missing_workers'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:144:in `start'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/gems/unicorn-5.5.1/bin/unicorn:128:in `<top (required)>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/unicorn:23:in `load'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.6.0/bin/unicorn:23:in `<main>'
[2019-12-11 00:59:56] Trying to rollback...
[2019-12-11 00:59:56] There was no need to rollback
[2019-12-11 00:59:56] Cleaning stuff up...
[2019-12-11 00:59:56] Dropping function from the discourse_functions schema
[2019-12-11 00:59:56] Removing tmp '/var/www/discourse/tmp/restores/default/2019-12-11-005837' directory...
[2019-12-11 01:00:26] Unpausing sidekiq...
[2019-12-11 01:00:26] Marking restore as finished...
[2019-12-11 01:00:26] Notifying '18401535466' of the end of the restore...
[2019-12-11 01:00:37] Finished!

https://meta.discourse.org/t/restore-failed-at-validating-metadata/31318/2

I thought I could solve my problem with this post, but I couldn’t find it or it was private when I visited this page.

Hi, are you still concerned about this issue? I have done a lot of things within my power, but I still can’t solve my problem. Ask for your help :sweat_smile:

Did you try to restore a different backup this time?

Also, can you take a look at the dump.sql file? It should contain something like -- Dumped by pg_dump version 9.5.12 in the first couple of lines.

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I re-exported a backup file with version 20160405172827, processed it the same way as before and uploaded it. After importing, I still have this problem: undefined method ’ for nil:NilClass`

Here is my dump.sql file contents:

--
-- PostgreSQL database dump
--

-- Dumped from database version 9.4.8
-- Dumped by pg_dump version 9.4.9
-- Started on 2019-12-13 09:38:57 CST

SET statement_timeout = 0;
SET lock_timeout = 0;
SET client_encoding = 'UTF8';
SET standard_conforming_strings = on;
SET check_function_bodies = false;
SET client_min_messages = warning;

DROP SCHEMA IF EXISTS restore CASCADE; CREATE SCHEMA restore; SET search_path = restore, public, pg_catalog;

SET default_tablespace = '';

SET default_with_oids = false;

--
-- TOC entry 175 (class 1259 OID 19494)
-- Name: api_keys; Type: TABLE; Schema: public; Owner: -; Tablespace: 
--

CREATE TABLE api_keys (
    id integer NOT NULL,
    key character varying(64) NOT NULL,
    user_id integer,
    created_by_id integer,
    created_at timestamp without time zone NOT NULL,
    updated_at timestamp without time zone NOT NULL,
    allowed_ips inet[],
    hidden boolean DEFAULT false NOT NULL
);

·
·
·

--
-- TOC entry 3252 (class 1259 OID 21916)
-- Name: user_id_topic_id_topic_views; Type: INDEX; Schema: public; Owner: -; Tablespace: 
--

CREATE UNIQUE INDEX user_id_topic_id_topic_views ON topic_views USING btree (user_id, topic_id) WHERE (user_id IS NOT NULL);


-- Completed on 2019-12-13 09:39:01 CST

--
-- PostgreSQL database dump complete
--

Exported from postgresql v9.4.8, but now I’m using v10.11.Will that be the point?

PS:I tried importing dump.sql manually with cmd:psql -h 127.0.0.1 -U discourse -d discourse < dump.sql. It works.But my discourse interface has not changed.

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That file header looks fine. I just tested a restore with it and it worked.

Maybe there’s something wrong with the file you created. Within the directory where the dump.sql file and the uploads folder are, I executed the following commands to create a new archive:

gzip dump.sql
tar -czvf discourse-2019-12-13-183529-v20160405172827.tar.gz uploads/ dump.sql.gz
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Hey,Thank you very much for your recent support.With the help of a good programmer friend, I modified part of the script and finally restored the backup. If you want to know what we did, please leave me a message.

However, I encountered another troublesome problem that my original discourse used sso. When I have restored the backup, I want to change my username and password to log in to the new discourse. But this is not allowed, do not log in as the administrator, no rights to modify the login. What should I do?


This article finally solved my problem,Now I’m happily using discourse.

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