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Gracious Anthracite @anthracite

And we are back up. Sorry for the downtime, y'all.

We ran completely out of disc space and things ground to a halt. After a lot of swearing I was able to free up enough space to run the command that clears out the local cache of media from other instances, and, well... that sure was a lot of space, wasn't it?

I created a bogus file that does nothing but waste about as much space as I had to clear out before I could get this running.

I think I also definitely need to get that "delete old stuff cached from remote instances" task running regularly.

dragon.style/media/DyZjYavQFvv

Aaand there we go, one cron job to do the "clean up remote attachments cache" created and tested.

And while I was at it I told Digital Ocean to send me email if the disc usage ever goes above 70% for one day, because when that happens it is definitely time to start looking into getting more space for this instance.

@anthracite In my experience (tho not with masto), ephemeral caches tend to be neither. Still, holy wow, that was a fair amount! :blobastonished:

Yayness for success and experience gain! :blobcheer: