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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.

The cynic in me can't get beyond the thought that Met Eireann are holding off until 'later this morning' to declare a red weather warning after businesses bitched about employees having the audacity to prioritise personal safety over the company's profit margin in the past.

Further interruption was caused by backups filling storage on 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, is now updated to version 2.8.0 -

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:

I'll be upgrading to 2.8.0 in the coming days.

Here's what you can look forward to:

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!

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They didn’t speak a word of English, and the barmaid was on roller skates but the Guinness was perfect.

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Unbelievable game and great win for Leinster. We played pretty badly in attack, but deserved winners in what was essentially a war. Ed Byrne's blood seemed to be all over everyone at the end.

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ever wonder why your train is late in the mornings sometimes? well,

Wooops, backups filled the server. Script was a bit janky. Fixed now.

Watching The Undertones doc on BBC4 is a great reminder of how fucking awesome the punk scene is.

😞I've genuinely lost the will to laugh at this anymore. Satire has become reality and ordinary folk are paying for it.

Imagine was actually gone for good. I'd miss the daily updates from old friends I've not seen in person in years, tbh

- SSL cert is for only. Fix yo shit for www.

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