Follow

I know you can migrate across instances to some limited extent (I did it a long time ago), but what happens if whomever is running an instance just pulls the plug without any warning at all? Are you just kinda screwed? I suppose that’s the tradeoff when you decide to set up shop and squat on an instance that someone is maintaining/providing for free? I wonder if there are any instances where you have to pay to join… is there a mastodon.coop?

· · Tootle for Mastodon · 4 · 0 · 0

@md There is a mastodon-archive utility that lets you keep a searchable copy of your posts (and replies, optionally), follows and favorites — as long as you keep archiving them regularly, of course.

@md I think this is the justification for running your own.

@md You may not want to open up registration. In fact, you probably don't want to. But it connects you to the which I think is the point.

@komish I’ve contemplated it, but I’ve also seen people on here who’ve done it say that it uses a ton of disk space… like, I kinda think a $5/mo digital ocean droplet wouldn’t cut it? But tbf I haven’t looked into it that closely in a long time.

@md Yep, I feel like I've heard similar, and that would definitely deter me. That's the trade off, though. Either that, or use someone's hosted instance and hope they don't disappear. 😩

@md there is a coop! Social.coop

But yeah there is an amount of trust you have to place in the admin of your instance. Most of the time when an instance dies there's a bit of warning though.

@md I’ve seen social.coop has requirement for some kind of monetary support from members.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!