We're sorry about the downtime that occurred yesterday. One of the drives in uwu.social's server failed. We were running in RAID-1, but because the software raid was misconfigured we encountered corrupted filesystems due to high I/O.
All data was recovered successfully. The RAID array has been rebuilt with a new (0 hour) drive. One of our concerns was that the remaining drive in the replica would fail during the rebuild but that didn't happen, which we're grateful for. We will be putting that hard drive out of service within the next month (which will require scheduled downtime).
It seems like the drive died while processing the huge amount of strain imposed on it by Mastodon and Minio during the old media removal process. We will move to Backblaze B2 before running out again (which will require more scheduled downtime).