I am up and running! I am pretty sure I figured out what the issue was. Oh man, this is embarrassing...
So, I used the Terminal on my Mac to ssh into the server. However, what I didn't know is that I must have somehow lost the connection either from being away from the computer for too long and/or letting the computer go to sleep. So, when I would go back to continue with the tutorial I was no longer connected to the server, and thus when I was running the command I would see the error. I dunno, I think that's what happened. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Hi all, today I just installed a cloud version and I can't change files myself. Faced with the same problem. I've changed the theme back to Persona and now can open no frontend nigher backend. It forwards me to the nodebb website and shows this message:
We couldn't reach the website you were looking to access. It may be offline temporarily, please try again later.
How can I deal with it? Thanks
@pottla woah - 60hrs is extreme...
I migrated from an old myBB forum to NOdeBB, and it took waaaaaaay less than that.
It was less than simple too, I had to set up a droplet on Digital Ocean as an intermediate forum so I could migrate my data across.
MyBB (mySQL database on my VPS) -> Mongo(Digital Ocean)
Mongo -> Postgres(Digital Ocean)
then import from DigitalOcean to my own VPS
I also needed to install postgres etc on my own server, and I themed my forum.