How to migrate from one Mastodon server to another without losing followers:
1. Sign up on new server
2. On NEW server: Go to Account -> Moving FROM another account
3. Enter old account's handle
4. On OLD server: Go to Account -> Moving TO another account
5. Enter new account's handle and submit
@Gargron the migration worker still has several show-stopping bugs in the last release
@Gargron do we migrate ours toots, too?
@Gargron so we will post all we wrote here?
@Nynaeve The old account won't disappear (although you can delete it if you want)
@Gargron like in animal crossing
@Gargron huh u can do that now
@Gargron En español, por favor.
@Gargron This is fully a good thing!
@Gargron eee pls dont ban me. But I need to express myself through bad words sometimes
En Español (in Spanish): https://mastodon.cloud/@skandaleras/103393827007121496
@Gargron remember to log out of new server between 3 and 4, I didn't stumped me for hours
Note that this does NOT migrate posts! Which I would argue are more important than followers - you can do followers manually. Posts, you're out of luck.
@IceWolf Would be awesome to be able to migrate old posts, too.
@bob You know, I've heard of Hubzilla, but I'm not entirely sure what it is. Didn't know it's connected to the fediverse, that's cool!
@Gargron will you creating an mobile app also ??
@kidddefense We have multiple mobile apps, check out the "Mobile apps" link in the footer
@Gargron ok let me see thanks
@Gargron Thanks i'll check out right now
@Gargron As addition for people trying this: Sometimes, the old server happens to have old data fetched. This means, it doesn't have the newest account data of the new account. This might result in the error that the new account doesn't properly refer back to the old one.
In this case, do a simple search for your user URL(!) (e.g. https://chaos.social/@esureL) to update the data and then try again. :)
@hothobbit Glad I could help. :-)
@Gargron It's only possible to move from another account which is on Mastodon 3.0.1 😢
@Gargron how to connect to other instances from one?
@Gargron Logged on to my mastodon.social account on a web browser.
Went to Account Settings -> Account Migration -> Move to a different Account
@Gargron Damn! Hit Toot! Too soon!
Ok, logged into my mastodon.social account
Went to Account Settings -> Account Migration -> Move to a different account.
Entered Handle of the new Account
Entered the Password if the Current (mastodon.social) account
Tells me my mastodon.scot Account is not back referencing this account.
@Gargron of cause this only works when both servers are on mastodon 3+ and all the followers are too, unfortunately there are still a lot on earlier versions
@Gargron Can we connect accounts through servers?
@alexbarra You're on mastodon.technology and talking to me on mastodon.social.
@Gargron okey, what I thought then, thanks you very much!! <3
@Gargron this feature works so well
6. Find out several instance admins of your followers/followees have previously blocked your new instance for dubious reasons and you can no longer communicate with them, with no indication that the links are broken :(
@Gargron I really wish people would be more consistent about doing this.
@Gargron Cómo migrar de un servidor Mastodon a otro sin perder seguidores:
1. Regístrese en el nuevo servidor
2. En EL NUEVO servidor: Vaya a Cuenta -> Moverse DESDE otra cuenta
3. Introduzca el identificador de la cuenta antigua
4. En el servidor OLD: Vaya a Cuenta -> Mover a otra cuenta
5. Introduzca el identificador de la nueva cuenta y envíela
For friends in Japan and especially on the instance of mstdn.jp @mstdn_jp. I feel sorry to hear the bad news. I would like to reference to Eugen @Gargron 's toot as an instruction to migrate your important Mastodon accounts.
Eugen's post => https://mastodon.social/@Gargron/103393780267601137
More information on Docs.JoinMastodon.Org => https://docs.joinmastodon.org/user/moving/
( If someone has already translated the migration instruction into Japanese, that would be much helpful. )
Take care! We stand solidarity with you.
@Gargron uah hovv much of the hundred years i must get old to get any clue vvhat is going on here all )):
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