After 24hours downtime the matrix is back online.
We consider the room history purge as total failure (due to number of issues and missunderstandings and mistakes). Now tat we got more information and have better understanding of the process and what failed, basically know we need to write our own script to do purging. Hopefully without such extended downtime.
Saturday 8th September 2018
Matrix - SynapseMatrix down while purging history of first test rooms
Seems like purging room history causes matrix to totally shutdown, so noone is able to use it. We are removing history of two rooms we thought to try out before major history cleanup on the server. We have no idea what the ETA is, so please lookout for updates we will share the moment it seems to be done.
We hope it wont take days... :(
Matrix - SynapseTesting room history purging on matrix
We are testing room history purging on matrix. We now are wiping old matrixhq room and #test:disroot.org to see what the impact on the server performance is.
It will be a painful process. That we can say already. We will see how fast the rooms are purged so we can think when/how to schedule purging public rooms servervide.