Searching locks up the server for a while

Hi everyone.

We have a basic install of Discourse here:

The search has become unbearably slow and sometimes times out. Maybe we are missing some indexes? We figured the installer would have set those up. How can we diagnose the issue and fix? Any experts willing to help out? You can email me at greg * at sign * intercoin.org … perhaps you can help install this plugin or something else: GitHub - discourse/discourse-algolia: A plugin for indexing and searching your Discourse with Algolia

You are running a quite old version of Discourse, with security issues included. Please update to the latest version as soon as possible.

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How can we do that on the command line, please give a link

Does the upgrade break anything?

You can follow this to upgrade: