update: the database transfer didn't take ages because sometime between today and two years ago when I last moved, someone added the `-c` (compress) option to the guide
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