where can I find the initial setup of the discourse droplet if I want to reset the entire droplet?

Posted August 7, 2019 1.6k views
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where can I find the initial setup of the discourse droplet if I want to reset the entire droplet?

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You can reset your droplet (keep in mind that it will erase all your data, so please create a snapshot first) and then restore your data from snapshot.

If you want to start everything from scratch, e.g deploy everything from beginning you can check on this article as it’s really well explained:

Let me know if you have any questions.


  • so destroying the droplet and start from scratch is the only option?

    getting back to

    After that, the following message should appear. When you see it, hit enter to get started.
    Thanks for using the DigitalOcean Discourse Application Image.
    To get started, the following configuration details will be required.
    - Email Address for the Discourse Admin Account
    - The hostname (domain or subdomain) you will use for Discourse
    - Details for the SMTP server your Discourse install will use to send email
    To skip the Discourse setup for now, press Ctrl+C. You will be prompted again on your next login.
    You can also re-run this setup script at any time with the command:
    bash /var/lib/digitalocean/
    Please press enter when you are ready to configure Discourse.
    This script will prompt you until _all_ values are populated.

    is not possible without destroying it?

    I got stuck at The first-time setup wizard, I don’t get the activation email. I assume it is a problem with sitegrounds mail service as

    swaks --to --server --auth LOGIN --auth-user -tls
    swaks --to --server --auth LOGIN --auth-user admin.d -tls


    I want to start from scratch, see if the issue persits, may we need to switch mail server.

@StefanMueller83 for this app or any other 1-Click App you should be able to get the Getting Started information at<app-name>/#getting-started. HTH and let me know if you have any other questions.