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WORLD IS A FUCK
Do Fucking Backups
410,757,864,530 DEAD INSTANCES
seriously do your backups. things get broken and deleted very easily. and store them on a different server. at home or on s3 or backblaze or even google drive. many good software: duplicity, borg, ... daily is reasonable but even monthly is better than none. and check them once in a while. if you operate something just have backups. it's important.
@CobaltVelvet who's that about this time?
Also, after you do yr backups:
automate them, so you don't have to remember to kick off the backup manually. Or else you'll remember, like, once every eight months. I speak from experience, here. If you can't automate the backups, at least set a regular reminder and write down your *whole procedure.*
Test your backups. Make sure you can *actually restore* from your actual periodic backups.
Admins, back your stuff up right; the federation is counting on you!
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.