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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by cole to c/lemdroid

Hey all! I've done a lot of database maintenance work lately and other things to make lemdro.id better. Wanted to give a quick update on what's up and ask for feedback.

For awhile, we were quite a ways behind lemmy.world federation (along with many other instances) due to a technical limitation in lemmy itself that is being worked on. I ended up writing a custom federation buffer that allowed us to process activities more consistently and am happy to say that we are fully caught up with LW and will not have that problem again!

Additionally, on the database side of things, I've setup barman in the cluster to allow for point of time backups. Basically, we can now restore the database to any arbitrary point in time. This is on top of periodic automatic backups which also gets pulled to storage both on my personal NAS as well as a Backblaze bucket (both encrypted of course).

Today, I deployed a new frontend at https://next.lemdro.id. This one is very early stages and experimental but is being developed by https://lemm.ee and seems promising!

If you live outside of the US and experience consistently long load times I want to hear from you! I am deploying the first read replica node to Europe soon, so if you live in that region you'll soon notice near-instaneous loading of content. Very exciting!

Finally, looking for feedback. Is there anything you want to see changed? Please let me know!

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[-] QuantumEyetanglement 6 points 3 weeks ago

Thanks for all the work on this! Really digging this instance

[-] MHcharLEE 4 points 3 weeks ago

Not entirely sure what the new frontend is going to bring to the table, but visually I'm way more into the current look. I'm an eye-candy kind of guy.

Thanks for all the hard work, behind the scenes!

[-] cole 4 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Oh we aren't switching to it by default, I'm just providing options! We run a bunch of different front ends currently.

a.lemdro.id l.lemdro.id old.lemdro.id next.lemdro.id m.lemdro.id

...there might be more that I've missed

[-] MHcharLEE 4 points 3 weeks ago

Well that's just incredible. I love it. Thanks again for your hard work!

[-] worsedoughnut 4 points 2 weeks ago

Love to see the dedication on your end with all these updates, really appreciate you putting in so much work on the instance.

Absolutely no regrets moving here after vlemmy disappeared.

[-] governorkeagan 2 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

If you live outside of the US and experience consistently long load times I want to hear from you! I am deploying the first read replica node to Europe soon, so if you live in that region you'll soon notice near-instaneous loading of content. Very exciting!

EDIT: No idea why the GIF is so large. I'll try get the file size down a little at some point.

Generally, the response times have been really good. It is only the past week or so that things seem to have gotten a little slower - video demo

[-] cole 3 points 2 weeks ago

Very very interesting. I haven't seen a trend in increased response times for that region. This is Europe, right? That looks like you had a 1+ second API call to the backend there. I'll look at my stats and see if I can find a culprit. Things should've gotten faster lately, not slower!

[-] governorkeagan 2 points 2 weeks ago

Yes, I'm based in Ireland. Like I said, things have been really good since day one for myself, just the last few days to a week that it has been slow. Honestly, thought it was my app since I'm not often browsing lemdro.id from the web or as a web app on my phone.

[-] Blaze@lemmy.blahaj.zone 2 points 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the update!

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