I fucked up my Mastodon instance while upgrading and would need to set it up from scratch. It's still running so the database and files are good but I have no idea which files are custom to my instance and which can be recreated from upstream git.

It took almost 2 hours but now finally it's fixed. Updated mastodon to newest version.

@jeena Is git status no help? How did this mis-happen?

@weex I think I was trying to upgrade before and then it showed a lot of files checked out and they would be overwritten. I ended upp with `git add . && git stash && git checkout v3.x.x` I can now just throw away the stashed version because everything is working now.

@jeena I fucked up mine so many times, that I decided to shut down, and move to an instance, where the admins have more skills than me.

@mase haha yeah, and with mastodon it's even possible to take your subscribers with you, did it work for you?

@jeena My wife and me. I did not have more on my server.

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