okay yeah, customer support is confirming that there's a "temporary issue"
it says "Task in progress", but not what the task is…
running a Mastodon instance is a fucking nightmare if you don't somehow already know everything about the tech involved, and then the documentation drops gems like this
SSDnodes has fast storage so I'm hoping this won't take all night
turns out it takes a while to run 11GB of SQL, who knew
importing the db now
it helps to not mess up your config file