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Error while setting up Mastodon instance

I am using the Mastodon marketplace droplet, but I get “could not seed database” error. Can someone help with this?


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Hello,

Once you setup the Mastodon Droplet, you need to SSH to the Droplet. On your first SSH login to the droplet, you will be greeted by a setup wizard that will create a working Mastodon server. Going in, you need to be prepared to enter the following information:

  • Domain name (the DNS records should already point to the droplet)
  • SMTP credentials for sending e-mails (this can be SparkPost, Sendgrid, Mailgun, etc)

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