How To Reset Your Mastodon Database
Hey, up to something wild that makes you wanna erase your entire database?
Written on November 02, 2023 · 1 min read
I'm not sure what's going on with your Mastodon instance, but if you're aiming to start fresh with an empty Mastodon database, I've got a way for you to do it!
Heads up: This move’s gonna wipe your entire Mastodon database clean. All users, toots, and pretty much everything will vanish. Do it at your own risk.
Login to your Mastodon instance server using SSH.
Change user to mastodon (if you're not logged in as
mastodonuser) by running:
su - mastodon
- Change the directory to your Mastodon directory:
- Run this irreversible and destructive command:
DISABLE_DATABASE_ENVIRONMENT_CHECK=1 RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake mastodon:setup
Answer all the questions
Done! You can now login to your fresh Mastodon instance with the new credentials.