oh peertube. I hate theeeeeeee!

@mewmew Well I deleted my account to try and fix that avatar issue, but now it won't let me recreate it because it left an entry in the database somewhere ... so now I have to fuck around in the database manually. why tf.

@shebang @mewmew yesterday I learnt that Mastodon's tootctl had a "selfdestruct" command.

@slimeblob @mewmew lol why, like its some kind of supervillains lair haha

@shebang @mewmew

tootctl self-destruct:

Erase this server from the federation by broadcasting account Delete activities to all known other servers. This allows a “clean exit” from running a Mastodon server, as it leaves next to no cache behind on other servers. This command is always interactive and requires confirmation twice.

No local data is actually deleted, because emptying the database or deleting the entire VPS is faster. If you run this command then continue to operate the instance anyway, then there will be a state mismatch that might lead to glitches and issues with federation.

Make sure you know exactly what you are doing before running this command. This operation is NOT reversible, and it can take a long time. The server will be in a BROKEN STATE after this command finishes. A running Sidekiq process is required, so do not shut down the server until the queues are fully cleared.


@slimeblob @mewmew Well alright I guess that makes sense if you are going to voluntarily shutdown a server I suppose.

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