Which command line method is advised for restoring a Discourse forum?

(AstonJ) #1

There seems to be two suggested methods - which one is most suitable for a 3.5GB+ backup?

  1. Via Rails Console
  1. Via a Discourse Script
  1. Via Discourse ./launcher

(Michael - DiscourseHosting.com) #3

Those two should be pretty much equivalent nowadays. I think method #2 didn’t exist yet when I wrote the post about method #1 almost 2.5 years ago.

(AstonJ) #4

I’ve added a third option to the list - and this is the one I used on a test run. (Easy enough to do but also, unlike the script, this method lets you choose which Discourse forum you want to restore to.)

Edit: I used option 3 for the actual restore, and am pleased to report it worked without any errors :+1: