Where did everything go?!

We've been having trouble with the server for some time, and I arranged a new server and was set to start the migration today.

Unfortunately, the datacenter hosting the old server is doing some (unannounced - or at least unannounced to me) scheduled maintenance that is taking much, much longer than expected and right now I can't get to the old server to migrate things to the new server.

I'm currently loading up the last full off-site backup (three weeks old, sigh) and will bring that up if the maintenance takes three weeks itself, like it did with the datacenter fire last year.

It will take a little while to set up, as we've jumped forward three full versions of Linux and I have to manually tweak a bunch of stuff, but the databases are already copied from the backup.

That's the worst case, but tech support have been telling me the server will be back online in about an hour for the past six hours, so I'm starting to expect a worst case scenario here.

Update 2022-12-03 12:00-ish UTC: Main files are synced from backup. Remaining files (archives, logs and so on) are copying now. I need to get a few hours sleep before I tackle bringing sites back online.

— Pixy