Moving to Cloudron. How best? (WP>Ghost/Mail/Discourse/etc)
Cloudron is a good set of apps for our use. We currently host a WP site someplace else together with emails. And Discourse some third place on yet another different domain.
How should I move? How can I do this as clean as possible?
Given that I need to import the WP and the Discourse content into the new Ghost / Discourse on Cloudron. So, I do not want to redirect those domains only after migration is done.
For now, I have set up Cloudron on DigiOcean with a rubbish/temp domain.
I am not worried about losing mails, so mail is the least of my concerns.
WP and Discourse are important. And Discourse would move from its own top level domain, new to a subdomain of my main WP domain.
@andxclfor I'm facing a similar challenge with Discourse at the moment, only it is a hosted standard-edition, which makes the transfer to self-hosted a bit tricky.
The process in general would be straightforward, you create a backup on the current Discourse, set it read only, set up the new one and import that backup.
My problem (and yours, depending on what you're using): the live version is
Discourse 2.7.0.beta5and they won't allow migrating to a lower version (Cloudron is
Discourse 2.6.3, so I either have to wait until 2.7.0 is stable and the Cloudron version gets updated or I'll have to do a custom build and wait for Cloudron to catch up.
As for WordPress, there are several posts in the forum (e.g. https://forum.cloudron.io/topic/2531/complete-wordpress-migration-without-reinstalling-plugins or https://forum.cloudron.io/topic/1854/how-to-move-wordpress) and also a blogpost from Cloudron here.
@msbt one route would be to pull down the repo for the cloudron package and manually bump the version. Then you would just use the CLI to update
@atrilahiji thanks, I know, that's what I meant with custom build
@msbt Oh whoops!
I was able start fairly fresh. Cleaned WP and exported > imported to Ghost. Website is sorted.
Discourse I haven't tried yet. Thank you for your suggestions on that.
Mails are also fine. So, now I am setting up Etherpad and all the other goodies.
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I tried a simple restore of my backup from my instance at DiscourseHosting and it worked flawlessly.
The versions the same.