Which one use at DO for discourse backup?


(Pooja Patel) #1

Currently discourse run on digital ocean. When i see at DO panel, there are two option available for backup.

  1. Take snapshot (work like manually)
  2. Backups (When its enable work automatically)

If i select take snapshot option, suppose if i want to create new droplet from that snapshot then its work as normal?


(Jouni Seppänen) #2

The Digital Ocean backup function is not that useful by itself. See this previous topic:


(Pooja Patel) #3

I have read the above thread but could not find the comment from anyone that. restore from snapshot work successfully.


(Jouni Seppänen) #4

Sorry, I should have written that neither of the Digital Ocean options is very useful for backing up databases. Discourse has a way to set up daily backups:

You’ll want to copy those backups somewhere safe. One way to do that might be DO snapshots or backups, but copying them to S3 or some other similar service is probably going to be more efficient.


(Mariano Rodriguez) #5

If you want to keep within DO services, you could hire a Space, that works similarly as a S3 Storage


(Dan) #6

And also supported by Discourse?


(Mariano Rodriguez) #7

I think they do, I haven’t read a lot about it, but this may help you