uwu.social is back online after our scheduled HDD replacement. There were a few roadbumps here and there, so it took 6.5 hours instead of the 4-5 we planned for.

Hetzner put a 16k hour drive in the server instead of a 0 hour server at first, so we had to wait for them to replace it twice.

The bootloader was on the removed disk, so we weren't able to boot the server until we got KVM and figured out the cause.

Next on our agenda is moving all Mastodon media to a cloud storage provider to reduce strain on the disks in the future and to free up some space. We will probably start copying media in the background shortly. The main copy operation will not require downtime, but when we do the switch from local to B2 it will require some more planned downtime in the future.

Thank you for your understanding in regards to the downtime we've been having recently.

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For reference, here was the timeline of events: owo.whats-th.is/5nPWkiZ.html

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