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.