Right. Backups of toot artefacts (/var/www/mastodon/public/) were still massive after disabling the relays. I'm going to skip them for now and only take nightly DB backups - mostly just user account and instance config.
Since they shouldn't impact on DB backup sizes, I'm going to re-enable the federation relays.
Further interruption was caused by backups filling storage on mastodon.ie. They've grown by about 300% since I added the relays.
As a temporary fix I've dropped backup retention to 2 days from 7. That should be more than enough, as I'm transferring them to remote storage nightly.
I missed this outtage as I was mostly offline over the last few days. Need to get monitoring in place sooner rather than later.
Ok, mastodon.ie is now updated to version 2.8.0 - https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/04/mastodon-2.8/
I've also added a few Federation Relays.
They essentially share any public toots between all subscribed mastodon instances. They were released in 2.5 and more info on them is available here: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/09/mastodon-2.5-released/
I'll be upgrading mastodon.ie to 2.8.0 in the coming days.
Here's what you can look forward to: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/04/mastodon-2.8/
Any time I came up to Dublin for a gig, I'd head down to Rhythm Records on the quays to pick up a bootleg of the previous night's gig. Loved them!
Too little too late I fear.
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