After changing the Discourse
s3_region setting from the default
us-west-2, newly uploaded images were successfully uploaded to S3, but Discourse attempted to reference these at the previous, default
us-east-1 region, causing any newly uploaded images to break.
Ex: For newly uploaded images…
discourse remap //my-bucket.s3.dualstack.us-east-1.amazonaws.com //my-bucket.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com caused the system to use the proper
s3_region for newly uploaded images (in addition to fixing previously uploaded images, as expected).
Strangely, the issue was intermittent. This may have worked for previously uploaded images. I’m not sure.
Most people probably run
remap anyway when changing this setting. In my case, I was setting up a new forum. I simply changed the setting one way, then the other, causing all image uploads to break.
I verified this behavior on the latest commit on
main yesterday: (commit:
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A few notes for those stumbling on this later (including myself):
I am running discourse from the Digital Ocean installer. To run
remap or other discourse scripts:
- ssh to your server
- enter the container by running
./launcher enter app
discourse remap //my-bucket.s3.dualstack.us-east-1.amazonaws.com //my-bucket.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com(Once here you can also run other discourse scripts)
Here’s how to run rake / discourse scripts on Bitnami installactions