Backup and no new feed


I have to import a backup because something has bent in debian. Do I have to pay attention to anything after restoring the backup?

So if there are then problems with the connection to other servers or other problems.

Depends on what got backed up and restored, and what was lost. Those are the things that may need backing up:

  • postgres database
  • media files (in public/system if you aren’t using an external storage server)
  • redis database

If you backed up and restored all of these, you shouldn’t have any issue. If you did not backup and restore the redis database, it should be still fine, as it only contains short-lived information, so it should eventually fix itself.

Losing media files might be more of an issue. Lost remote media files can be retrieved again but there is no completely automated way to do it backed into Mastodon yet.