You'll probably want NodeBB to run in the foreground, and not pipe output to the log file, if you want to use forever or upstart.
node loader.js --no-silent --no-daemon will run production mode and leave output piping to stdout. It will also run in the foreground, which forever expects.
If you use app.js, you won't need --no-daemon, but you'll only be running one process.
I work in an environment where there are two nodeBB instances : integration and production.
Integration is where I've tested all features, graphic design, etc.
My commmunity is now ready to go into production. I would like to dump all the configuration I've fine tuned in the config platform without the content, i.e. users and posts (which are all dummy, made for testing purpose).
I've searched the nodeBB forum, and I've only found ways to dump the entire database (config AND content).
This will also help me in the future: I would like to keep my integration platform to test new configurations and push them to the production once tested.
Thanks for your help