++ TECHNICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ++
Fediverse consists of instances running various software. One of those we are using comes from Streams repository and actuallly takes name of the instance, so we have Social Webs and Biophilic Research Network ActivityPub-compatible softwares. Those also have a feature called channel cloning, which is basically a channel migration and synchronisation on more places. So you can move your channel between the servers easily, without exporting and importing anything, literally with a click. It is not a legend from dark corners of Fediverse. Here you can see how it works on our Waterlily Tea channel. This channel is an archive of 4 years of posts, 1350 photos, audio recordings and other documents. It makes 6GB of WebDav accesible storage. How would that be moving such a thing from one instance to another?
How the cloning works: see yourself on these two clones, source: https://webs.node9.org/channel/leaf
And a new clone: https://biophilicresearch.net/channel/leaf
So this is possible on Fediverse it was really about filling up channel address, password and clicking a button. Other advantage of Streams based instances is low hardware power requirements. My estimate is half memory and CPU requirements per user than Mastodon (going into detail the migration was due MariaDB poor performance on source server taking too much memory for this reason, so I would take that estimate only for PostgreSQL).
We mantain also a repository for running Streams in Docker containers: https://codeberg.org/node9/streams.docker
Well, thats it and for the @waterlily tea
mark the new address!