@codinghorror if I want to run a dev site here at the house, and connect to the live redis + pgsql instance, can that be done?
The usual approach is to restore a backup of the live site on your dev environment, so you can tinker without fear.
I did that, however I’d like to have a local copy of the site and connect to the live database. There must be a way to have it point to the online dbase is there not?
That’s technically possible… However I don’t see why someone would do something so complicated.
Every like, pageview, post, reply counts on Discourse, are you sure you want replies on a dev instance going live?
Opening database ports to outside world are another attack vector
Many things no one got yet, because this is a very specific setup