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If you use Docker: It seems like the new Docker image with Alpine 3.7 gives regular segmentation faults in the sidekiq process. I believe these crashes may be tracelessly devouring some unlucky sidekiq jobs.
Trying to find & confirm a solution right now. Since it seems like non-Docker instances are not affected, it shouldn't be Ruby 2.5 or gems, but something about Alpine 3.7 in particular.
Mastodon.rocks lost all data. this why you need proper backups.
Condolences to the person running mastodon.rocks (which lost its database). I know that sinking feeling as you realize that something went wrong.
Let it be a serious reminder to everyone to have regular backups.
I've lost an entire VPS to Scaleway once, it wasn't even anything I did, their hardware just failed. Not having backups is living on the edge.