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).
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.
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