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@Jkp I could have sat and fiddled with it but since I didn’t want to delay getting the instances back online I went for the simple (but slightly slower) option and used uncompressed backups.

@Jkp Not sure! I’ve done lots of similar compressed backups and restores, even between different machines, so just one of those things!

@Jkp We run the instance in a virtual machine on a Proxmox host, so just use Proxmox’s internal backup/restore tools,

The migration process shouldn't have caused any problems but do let me know if anything is misbehaving. We did move to a new IP address but our DNS was changed before the move and so should have already taken effect for most people.

Hi everyone! Our migration went reasonably smoothly but not perfectly.

Our first attempt to backup and restore the (compressed) 24GB* of core Mastodon files and databases failed. We tried again with uncompressed data and the migration worked perfectly.

The whole process took just over an hour.

The instance should now be more responsive, and we have plenty of room for future growth.

* Our media is stored in external object storage totalling around 600GB, but didn't have to be moved.

Okay, we'll be going offline in 5 minutes. Back soon...

@Jkp Oh, we'll definitely need to one day, and I just found a good deal on a new server. If I don't migrate us now I'll be paying for two servers!

To answer the question that precisely zero people have asked so far, we don't _need_ to upgrade at the moment and have plenty of capacity to spare, but we have the opportunity to do it now.

It seems a better idea to upgrade when we want to rather than when we need to!

Hello everyone! A reminder that we'll be offline tomorrow (Wednesday) morning from 10am GMT. We're moving to a new server which will keep us running smoothly into the future 🙂

Hopefully this shouldn't take more than an hour, it just depends how long it takes to move the data.

If you have any issues connecting after the upgrade try clearing your DNS cache, as we'll be on a new IP address.

HEY THERE. We've updated to v3.1.2 of Mastodon and that can only be a good thing, right?

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Hi everyone, we had a few minutes of downtime due to essential maintenance. Everything is back up and running now 🙂

Oh hullo there!

We've upgraded to v3.1.1 of Mastodon which resolves a minor dependency issue in v3.1.0

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Hello everyone! We run mastodon.scot as a free service because we love Mastodon and the fediverse, but it costs us money! Once a month we reach out with an appeal to our users for donations to help with our running costs. Even small donations are a great help, and all donations are very much appreciated!

PayPal: paypal.me/mysteryvortex
Bitcoin: 1mG9mvpTnx2gv281mELaQu3tjC2dUM8RR
Ethereum: 0x4cFf1Af8A322507E2ef8ac1b8Cb9a539aD8671fB

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Hello everyone! We run mastodon.scot as a free service because we love Mastodon and the fediverse, but it costs us money! Once a month we reach out with an appeal to our users for donations to help with our running costs. Even small donations are a great help, and all donations are very much appreciated!

PayPal: paypal.me/mysteryvortex
Bitcoin: 1mG9mvpTnx2gv281mELaQu3tjC2dUM8RR
Ethereum: 0x4cFf1Af8A322507E2ef8ac1b8Cb9a539aD8671fB

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This is a Mastodon instance primarily intended for (but not limited to) users in Scotland or who identify as Scottish.