Well, that was a different outcome. I tried to update our Mastodon install and it worked! But it lost all user accounts along the way.

I think at this point I may have to look at doing a database backup manually, then restoring and migrating, or something like that.

Failing that, we may have to look at hard measures for asking folks to take their own data with them and start fresh (with someone paid to keep us up to date).

Hey folks, I intend to attempt updating dice.camp again tomorrow. That will likely mean multiple stretches of downtime.

Last time this didn't work out, and I'm not sure if it will this time, but it's worth a try.

ETA for start of downtime: 9AM PDT May 15

Okay, so, that went poorly. I failed to upgrade our instance and I may have lost posts made between 7 AM and the start of maintenance.

This is a pretty obviously bad outcome, and I'm sorry about that. I've pretty much exhausted my options for today. Adam and I are investigating masto.host as an option to get some real professionals to handle this stuff. I'll update as we know more.

I also hope to get us to the point you can verify your Keybase identity on this instance, but no promises.

Okay, folks, I'm going to take a shot at installing the massive number of updates for our instance. Downtime on the morning of Dec 13 (Pacific time), should be back up with newer better software not long after.

FYI, all Gab domains I could find are blocked. If I find them more they will be blocked.

If you don't know what Gab is, consider yourself lucky.

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A Mastodon instance for tabletop gamers.