Scheduled Downtime for Database Upgrade

We are announcing a scheduled downtime of 30minutes to 1 hour for a database upgrade on the main CoSocial Mastodon server. This will take place Sunday, Aug 27th, in the morning.

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The Mastodon server will not be available for posting or reading during this time.

Please bookmark this status page for updates during that time.

More about the database upgrade

Currently the Mastodon server and database are on the same virtual server in the Digital Ocean Toronto data center. We are moving the database to the Digital Ocean Managed Database service. The service takes care of backups and includes a standby database that is kept in sync.

The most important information in Mastodon is kept in the database, and this move will help with both scalability and backups.