I host discourse for a small community. We have a very small, old VPS. The disk space cannot accommodate backups anymore, so I did a quick trick and mounted remote file system (using sshfs) as /var/discourse/shared/standalone/backups/default . Everything seems to work, I can create / delete a file or directory in /var/www/discourse/public/backups/default/ , but when I try to run a backup it fails. Is there anything I can do to make it work? Permissions are set to 777.
Alternatively - maybe in next version of software option to disable compression for backups will finally exist? That would give us few years of storage
[2023-02-25 04:41:33] pg_dump: executing SEQUENCE SET category_featured_topics_id_seq [2023-02-25 04:41:33] pg_dump: executing SEQUENCE SET category_groups_id_seq [2023-02-25 04:41:33] pg_dump: executing SEQUENCE SET category_required_tag_groups_id_seq [2023-02-25 04:41:33] pg_dump: executing SEQUENCE SET category_tag_groups_id_seq [2023-02-25 04:41:33] pg_dump: executing SEQUENCE SET category_tag_stats_id_seq [2023-02-25 04:41:33] Finalizing backup... [2023-02-25 04:41:33] Creating archive: p-e-2023-02-25-043914-v20230201192925.tar.gz [2023-02-25 04:41:33] Making sure archive does not already exist... [2023-02-25 04:41:34] EXCEPTION: /var/www/discourse/lib/discourse.rb:137:in `exec': rm: cannot remove '/var/www/discourse/public/backups/default/p-e-2023-02-25-043914-v20230201192925.tar': Permission denied [2023-02-25 04:41:34] /var/www/discourse/lib/discourse.rb:171:in `execute_command' /var/www/discourse/lib/discourse.rb:137:in `exec' /var/www/discourse/lib/discourse.rb:33:in `execute_command' /var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/backuper.rb:216:in `create_archive' /var/www/discourse/lib/backup_restore/backuper.rb:40:in `run' /var/www/discourse/script/spawn_backup_restore.rb:9:in `backup' /var/www/discourse/script/spawn_backup_restore.rb:31:in `block in <main>' /var/www/discourse/script/spawn_backup_restore.rb:4:in `fork' /var/www/discourse/script/spawn_backup_restore.rb:4:in `<main>' [2023-02-25 04:41:34] Deleting old backups... [2023-02-25 04:41:34] Cleaning stuff up... [2023-02-25 04:41:34] Removing '.tar' leftovers... [2023-02-25 04:41:34] Marking backup as finished... [2023-02-25 04:41:34] Refreshing disk stats... [2023-02-25 04:41:34] Notifying 'siteadmin' of the end of the backup... [2023-02-25 04:41:42] Finished!