Another reboot due to extreme CPU usage. We are monitoring and will investigate this weekend.
Okay! Reboots are done and the security patches are applied. The release notes are here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.1.5
Okay, we'll be rebooting momentarily to apply this new patch.
Okay all done!
When @ashfurrow set up this instance, it was configured so new users would already be following him and this announcements account. Since then, m.t has gained a (fantastic!) moderation team and even brought on another administrator 🎉
Yesterday, the server was reconfigured so new users only follow this account upon signup. Additionally, older+inactive local accounts were made to unfollow Ash to rectify an inflated follower count.
Anyone is free to re-/un-follow. If you have questions, please reach out.
As we were offline for several hours today, federated posts will be trickling in for the rest of the day. This may cause a slowdown in usual performance as well.
Postgres has appeared to handle the incident well and there appears to be no data loss or corruption. We will be monitoring.
We post updates at status.mastodon.technology when things go down.
Have a good day, and take care.
Hello again, friends. Our apologies for the extended and unexpected downtime. DigitalOcean had an incident involving their block storage, which we use to store our database.
The incident is still being investigated, but things appear to be working now. More information here: https://status.digitalocean.com/incidents/mvn11pzhknk6
One more quick reboot for CSP fixes...
Okay all done, thanks!
All done 🙌 6742 remote accounts that no longer exist were cleaned out of the database. Remote accounts from instances which didn’t respond to network requests were left untouched, in case those instances were only temporarily unreachable.
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