The original server is a tiny VM, and I need to double it up so it can take the next Discourse upgrade.
The monthly cost will go from 3.01 to 5.93 EURO per month. But we’ll have double RAM and double disk space, enough to see coming for the next round of updates this year and hopefully the next one.
I will proceed to the upgrade tonight so it does not disrupt our usage. It should be a short downtime. I will make a banner announcement so people know what to expect.
20:50 UTC – The banner is in place, announcing downtime at 22:00 UTC.
22:27 UTC – The service will be read-only during backup…
22:36 UTC – Rescaling the service from 2 to 4GB RAM, from 20 to 40GB SSD.
22:48 UTC – Service restored and upgraded.