What happens to users on the system when upgrading Discourse?


(Alexandra) #1

This might be a noob question but is there a way for me to see if there are currently active users on the system? The reason I ask is because I would like to upgrade my Discourse install but I do not want to cause interruptions for people who might be writing posts or or reacting to topics.


(Michael Downey) #2

If you’re using the /admin/upgrade update UI, there will be no noticeable outage or interruption for your users.


(Alexandra) #3

Wow, that’s good to know, thanks! Even when the upgrade will take about ten minutes to complete?


(Robin Ward) #4

Discourse is designed to hot reload itself, so no your users shouldn’t notice any interruption when updating via the web site even if it takes 10 minutes :slight_smile:


(Alexandra) #5

Brilliant - thanks for enlightening me :slight_smile: