I will be starting the upgrade for all instances hosted on Masto.host to v2.5.2
You should expect under 30 seconds downtime during the upgrade of your instance, sometime during the next couple of hours.
I will be starting the upgrade for all Masto.host hosted instances to v2.5.1 now.
You should expect less than 30 seconds downtime sometime during the next couple of hours.
This release is a backport/vulnerability patch and you can read about it here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.5.1
There was a software upgrade in the OVH data center where Masto.host shared hosting is installed that caused about 5 minutes of downtime around 1:50 am (GMT).
Did you know that https://communitywiki.org/trunk exists?
It's a new project where you can find people in the Fediverse and follow them by topic.
Also, you can request to be included. It's a really cool idea.
If you are new to Mastodon or you are looking for more interesting people to follow, you should check it out.
DNS provider change + starting the CDN testing https://masto.host/dns-change-starting-cdn-testing/
Testing CDN for media files and DNS provider change for Masto.host.
You can read about it here: https://masto.host/testing-cdn-plus-dns/
As expected the upgrade to v2.5.0 is taking a long time and I am running it one server at a time to avoid overloading the database servers.
First server is updated and it took 1:30h. Now, 10 more to go :|
Hopefully I will manage to upgrade everyone in shared hosting today (can't promise) but by tomorrow at this time I am 99% sure that everyone will be running 2.5.0, if no issues arise.
Any questions or if nothing something strange after the upgrade, let me know. Thanks
All going well, I will be starting the upgrade to v2.5.0 for all Masto.host hosted instances in a couple of minutes.
This release will take longer than usual to upgrade, so I can't say how long it will take until your instance is updated. If I believe it will take a long time, I will post information about it.
The upgrade should cause less than a 1 minute backup.
You can read about what changes here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.5.0
Pretty cool stuff coming :)
At around 2:05 GMT something sent a massive amount of load through the network (all instances even dedicated independent servers experienced it).
Some instances on one of the old smaller/cloud servers that I still didn't have time to migrate were don't for about 15 minutes.
Apologies for the downtime and I'm planing to terminate all cloud servers by tomorrow and have everyone on shared hosting using bare metal.
I really hate these spikes and can't fully understand them.
For instances that cannot upgrade from v2.3.x, they could try and apply the hotfix that @nolan created: https://github.com/tootcafe/mastodon/commit/ffaca18a4c7afe3f64bd0b4ec598dbed5478cf4f months ago and that was reported here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/7041
I had to block some external instances on Masto.host shared hosting.
Here is why and how that can be reverted: https://masto.host/i-had-to-block-some-external-instances/
This was a tricky decision but couldn't think of a better solution.
If you have any suggestions, please do let me know.
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