Backup and Update the Discourse Lubbock LUG Site

These are the instructions for updating the Discourse Forums used by the Lubbock LUG.

First and foremost BACKUP the Forum before updating.

A backup can be done through the Forum administration panel. If you don’t have administrative access, and would like it, please let me know.

  1. SSH into the discourse back end. (If you are an administrator in the LUG you’ll have credentials for this.)
  2. Run
    sudo apt-get update
  3. Run
    sudo apt-get upgrade -y
  4. CD into the Discourse folder
    cd /var/discourse
  5. Run the following
    ./launcher stop app
    git pull
    ./launcher rebuild app
    ./launcher start app

Once complete the site should be back up and running.