the server is back and it's all okay now. i just need to wait for the new IP to propagate.

you can see that the namecheap DNS provider has the right one, but it hasn't made it to e.g. google yet.

in other words, everything's okay. the server's working fine. all we need to do now is wait for the DNS stuff to come through.

oof, they charge you for server usage while restoring from a backup

every single step of the way of this process has been really nerve-wracking and this is hopefully the final one (apart from updating IPs)

i was just about to start doing something else and the snapshot completed

let's hope it works...

i need to go do anything else... a watched pot never boils and this is making me really anxious

the good news is that even if i've somehow completely destroyed the server and it'll never work again, i have a 4-hour old backup i can restore from. i'd lose four hours of mastodon data which the other instances believe i have, which might make federating behave a little weird.

"A snapshot is currently being taken of this instance. This process can take up to 60 minutes to complete."

we're at 30 minutes now. if it takes another half hour, i'm going to need to contact vultr. that will be at 10:40pm my time. this is already the most downtime i've ever had. i really hope it pulls through.

there's no way to cancel a snapshot, either, so i just have to wait. if it gets stuck forever i guess i'll have to contact vultr

vultr doesn't let you shut down a server while it's creating a snapshot. however, it *did* let me run "shutdown now", which shuts down the server, and *then* start creating the snapshot.

i hope my snapshot doesn't get corrupted or anything... it takes quite a while to create one, and i really don't know how long it's going to take. i've been leaving the console window open waiting for it to be ready, but there's no progress bar or anything.

honestly, i'm pretty scared right now.

@lynnesbian when u in the cloud but the cloud runs out of cloud

for those who didn't see it, i'm currently redeploying my server to upgrade it to the higher capacity. this usually isn't possible, but vultr seems to have run out of storage space on the VM i'm using, and requires me to redeploy to a new one, still in sydney.

i've never had the upgrade process be anywhere near this convoluted. it's so weird and it's gonna take a while. sorry for any inconvenience caused.

@lynnesbian oh jesus christ. if this is you sober DO NOT POST ON WEED

@lynnesbian wow what a great proposal lynne, i definitely endorse this!!

@lynnesbian it's slow but useful ultimately TBH. on the bright side it gives you PLENTY of time to look into the eyes of your bleeding, dying, corpse as it begs for mercy as you move into your new form

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