Update my install to the newest version - from

(stance455) #1

I have standard install of discourse running on a digital ocean cloud server, I used the Official Discourse Install Guide to install and update

I was updating on my own using the guide but up until recently ran into a snag with some new files being added and whatnot. I restored my droplet to a previous snapshot so its running 100% on at the moment

This should be simple for someone who knows what he/shes is doing, there are no customizations on my install other than a custom header

I can give you root access to my droplet on digital ocean and paypal you your price for updating


(Kane York) #2

Eh, sure, I’ll do it. PM me.

My public key is this, add it to the root’s ~/.ssh/authorized_keys instead of giving me the password:

ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDSnKNsGL1muizhZ/QN/2xNkIvoeG3AkeWz/0SV/AaVKxnsMvbTHIJXe2vle6lSU/6YRRr/BCsCIrZb4qk0/vlx/p5pJmqhT7Wp8XIYnmBGO5B38PT2aycKoHIWT3Os9ExmyrFfClOrjfcUxzE1pF43myqDD0B7SpmzBWcMLDpl5D2pza4EmsOgF6eB0OGDmM9gBA9wswHa9At2337heZAN/bVRZ49YpAG02gTuQuVdb00ioQpv6rAZUsANiQh0XycqHvE0RBvGlwjfLHGe9GYYPrKLeFPLeKreERbfWnM5PAmexLG0I09WvyY3ChN0X9y6KH5Q1b+vWAMwIV9dyuRZ kane@kane-HP-ENVY-TS-15-Notebook-PC

(stance455) #3

Thanks, I appreciate it

PM sent

(Michael - DiscourseHosting.com) #4

(FWIW since you already seem to have found a solution)

We offer migrations from Bitnami (or any other hosted instance) to our Discourse hosting service.
The migration is free if you commit for at least one year.

(Kane York) #5

I have just installed Docker on stance’s DO instance, and it’s working great.


The backups in the admin panel are great - create backup and download from old forum, start Docker, upload backup (thanks @zogstrip!) , enable restore, restore backup, stop the container, start the container, and we’re all done!

Additionally, here’s a command to copy your assets into Docker, assuming ./launcher ssh works:

cd /home/discourse/public/assets
scp -P 2222 customimage1.png customimage2.png favicon.ico localhost:/var/www/discourse/public/assets

EDIT: It’s kinda weird to think that if I did this just 1 day earlier, it would’ve been harder for me to move the backup to the new install. That’s the perks of living on the bleeding edge! :wink:

(Jeff Atwood) #6