:tchncs: :matrix: so what i did to free up disk space is currently running on a bigger scale, i hope the time is worth it (and it will be much time)... after that i will likely redeploy it in a slightly more efficient way on a machine with more memory (hoster doesn't allow upgrades), but i don't expect wonders... if the result of the current process is actually mindblowing, i gonna move to an ssd based machine which actually will improve things alot (until it's full, lol). (1/3)

:tchncs: :matrix: ...however if it isn't mindblowing, and can't be moved to an ssd based machine, i will consider the new setup with more memory a test-drive for a number of months after which i am going to decide wether or not to freeze this matrix instance until synapse/dendrite is to consider production ready and admin-friendly... (2/3)

:tchncs: :matrix: ...as of the current state of donations, i consider it as too risky to rent an ssd based machine of 1tb or more, and looking at xmpp or even mastodon, it is very hard to justify hardware like this for a relatively small amount of active users. it is also questionable if asking for more donations is reasonable for a monster of this scale. (3/3)

:tchncs: i am very close to be able to decide further steps 🤞

:tchncs: to clarify, all this is not about the mastodon instance or anything else but the matrix instance.

:tchncs: :matrix: i expect the new matrix setup to be somewhere between €50-55/m if everything works out, the order of the new main machine for it was just placed - i see it as an experiment and hope for features that will be released with the upcoming synapse release(s) (and stable donations lmao) 64GB of ram and 512GB of nvme ssd incoming 🔥

:tchncs: :matrix: looks like we have to wait 'til the beginning of next week until the new machine becomes available :/
i will start matrix again soon™️ on the old one - be patient, it can take a half day until it fully recovered from the downtime 😇

:tchncs: :matrix: starting a new matrix maintenance soon for moving to the new machine - moving the uploads and stuff (to a different location) is already running, still, it will slow the operation down a bit, be patient :)

:tchncs: :matrix: The matrix-server is now running on the new machine! However, there may follow one or two very short maintenance-interruptions.
The media is still moving from the old machine to the new location and is READ-ONLY right now, so you can't alter nor upload media just yet. This is to shorten the overall maintenance like two or three days.
Bridges and stuff will be back soon™️.

Also: The server was updated to the latest synapse 😉

:tchncs: :matrix: presence (who is online?!) is available again

:tchncs: :matrix: just started the Telegram :telegram: and Discord bridge~

:tchncs: :matrix: you can do uploads on our matrix server again 🎉

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