Scheduled Downtime April 11th

We have had a number of new users this week and that has caused a large increase in storage. We are moving to a scalable file backend, but for now we are going to increase the size of the server disk.

This will take up to 90 minutes of downtime, so we plan to perform it this evening, Tuesday, April 11th, at around 7pm PST / 10pm EST.

Large account migration, potential for service impact

We’re welcoming Tim Bray to the CoSocial Mastodon server today. He’s written a blog post talking about the move and what we’re doing here. Tim has quite a large following, so we expect some server load as part of him moving his account.

Things might be slow or unresponsive starting at 5PM PST, and we may even have a server outage. You can follow this post to find out current status.

This is the first TechOps status post. We’ll use this blog and messages like this to give updates about technical infrastructure, especially in case of downtime.