I have problems with my Discourse install and wanted to make a fresh start again: completely remove Discourse and Docker from my system, install both again and then import the backups.
If I download a backup from the admin panel and restore it, will the whole app be like it was before or do I have to backup other important files / download anything?
Thanks for the help!
Are you going to be reinstalling on the same virtual machine / droplet / server or on a different one?
Yes - though there are currently a few bugs that make it so you will have to
./launcher restart app before using it.
It should be the same machine.
So after the reinstall: import the backup and run the command you wrote and it should run?
Okay, so the
/var/discourse/shared/standalone/postgres* folders contain your database. If you can get a rebuild running without touching that, there will be no need for a restore.
If, on the other hand, you screwed up the database, the first thing you should try is to nuke that folder.