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Skrt and CuddlySpace are going to be down for about an hour (hopefully less) later today for a little bit of maintenance work. As usual, we will send out another toot ten to fifteen minutes before actually going down.

We're now running the latest Mastodon v3.1.5. 🎉

Full disclosure: Currently, 69 local accounts are suspended for spamming (bots). In addition, 9 remote accounts are silenced for spamming (bots), and one remote account is silenced for promotion of illegal activity.

So I literally just spent hours trying to figure out why Skrt wasn't working. Turns out ElasticSearch was the culprit, so I disabled that for the time being, which means that full-text search is not working right now. Will solve that issue tomorrow...

Let's just pretend nothing ever happened, alright? No? Oh, well.

The server ran out of disk space, because some incompetent admin did some stupid things, which caused a long downtime. But we're back, isn't that what really matters?

We have now turned off the old server. If you are unable to read this, refresh your device's DNS cache. But if you are currently reading this, you are obviously not unable to read it, so there is no need for you to do anything.

You may run into rate limits while using Skrt at the moment - we are trying to fix this. Worst case, it'll be over in a few hours once our DNS changes have propagated to your devices.

Also, Skrt is now running on its own little dedicated server in Vienna, Austria. Before, it was a virtual machine on a server in Whatevertheplaceiscalled, Germany.

In other news, Skrt is now on the darknet, where it belongs. skrt2kqt5dejqb6y.onion/

By the way, Skrt is now available through IPv6. No, it wasn't. Yeah, we know.

Second downtime coming twenty minutes from now. If everything's fine, this should only take about ten minutes. If not, well, we'll see.

Just as a heads up, we will have another downtime of a few minutes later today to finalize our migration. Hopefully shorter than the last one.

27 minutes. Even faster than expected. Happy now, @eest9?

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Skrt will go offline in ten minutes for migration of the database. We expect to be down for approximately 30 minutes.

We are currently migrating media files to the new server, so old images, including profile pictures, may temporarily be unavailable. Any new media files you upload should be served correctly.

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