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It's the 1st of May, but we still work to make sure meow runs, and y'all can have a good time here!

If you feel like tossing a coin our way, we have a few places available!

Paypal
paypal.me/meowsocial

Liberapay
liberapay.com/meow.social/

Patreon
patreon.com/Nomaxice

As always, any donation is highly appreciated, big or small, but of course, is not necessary, we appreciate y'all being here on this adventure on the fediverse, since… April 2017, 3 years already since last month… Thank you!

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After close to 2 years of meowing on the fediverse, we decided to open donations for meow!
Currently they will be used to pay @Nomaxice for his full time moderation work on meow.
Depending on how things evolve from there, we may dedicate some of the funds to pay for the hosting fees (currently handled by @Tiwy57 )

You can do a one time donation at paypal.me/meowsocial

Or chose to do a recurring donation on liberapay.com/meow.social/

Any donation, no matter how small, is appreciated!

Design Update :

- We replaced the cat (web client) to make him sit down.
- And we put the meow cat's head (instead of the default mastodon image). Convenient if you have 36'000 opened tabs, or to find it in your favourites.

As part of a system migration that hosts meow's mail server, it is possible that within the next 24/48 hours you may not receive our emails, and vice versa.

New server = New IP, so we will have the consequences of this change (can be classified as SPAM, or that you don't receive anything).

Anyway, don't panic, it takes time for everything to get back in order. Don't hesitate to contact us (... not by email, lol) if you have any questions.

So with the whole mess going on, I'll make a post too to let creatures know meow.social will happily welcome folks looking to migrate, among the many great choices available out there!

Yesterday, the motherboard was replaced.

Everything is fine now.

Meow's server will be shut down in 20 minutes by our provided to perform checks on the hardware, trying to understand the odd failure of drive that doesn't actually fail.
A bit of a last minute notice for us too, we hope it won't take too long.
Thank you for your understanding.

The second SSD reappeared on its own, I did nothing. Magic.

RAID synchronization is in progress

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I'm creating a full snapshot backup of meow.social.

I think we'll be moving again in a little while. That server looks like just a piece of shit.

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I'm just fed up, I restarted the server, the second SSD is NOT WORKING ANYMORE.

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⚠️ Array is degraded.

The SSD #2 is out of order again, despite a change of this one a few days before.

We are investigating with OVH.

Meow was migrated to its new architecture successfully, and we apologize for any cuts you may have experienced over the past few days.

Both SSDs are working, as we had a small hardware problem during the migration, but we were able to continue in degraded mode. Everything works now!

Meow is now faster, and can now accommodate many more creatures! :dark_cat:

Within an hour we will shut down meow.social in preparation for an intervention to change the SSD (which was delivered to us faulty)

We will carry out the backups at the same time, so that in the event of a complete breakdown we can restore the server

The shutdown of the server should take place around 20:00 UTC+2 / 14:00 Eastern

And should restart within an hour.
We are doing everything we can to ensure that this maintenance goes as smoothly as possible

Thank you for your understanding

An intervention from our host provider was planned tomorrow at 20:00 UTC+2 / 14:00 Eastern to replace the DOA SSD.
As such, meow will be shut down at around 15:00-16:00 UTC+2 / 09:00-10:00 Easter to back up the system beforehand, awaiting the intervention.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope the intervention will be quick se we can be back online as soon as possible at full capacity.
Thank you for your understanding.

IT'S GOING TOO FAST STOP EVERYTHING GIVE ME BACK THE OLD SERVER AAAAAAAAAAA

Hey ! We are back 🍾

... wait I'm the last to arrive? :blobcatsweats:

⚠️ meow.social will be turned off because we are migrating to newer hardware. It will take a while because we have to backup and copy the user files to the new server.

We will also change the IP address of the meow.social domain, so it may take a while before the redirection takes place.

Thanks!

As meow will be migrated to a more powerful server, it will not be available on the 19th, until the 20th of September, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience and will do our best to bring things back as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding.

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meow.social

This instance is focused around the furry community, and is open to anyone interested in it. It's open to all fluffies and scalies ! ⚠️ We do not accept any form of sponsored content on our site. If you like meow, consider donating something via paypal or Liberapay