Importing files for redundancy possible?

redundancy is quite spotty for me and it breaks seemingly at random, the main host sometimes forces an unfollow(not something i personally wish to troubleshoot at this moment). i however do keep the video files.
removing the follow on my part and refollowing means peertube deletes those videos, as does enabling redundancy. when enabling redundancy, peertube tries to redownload old files(i’ve now chmodded them readonly, see the error below), and deletes old ones.

is there a way to simply import these existing files and get redundancy up and working straight away?

error[10/16/2022, 12:57:13 PM] Cannot run videos redundancy recently-added.
  "err": {
    "stack": "Error: EACCES: permission denied, rmdir '/path/to/redundancy/hls/<uuid>'",
    "message": "EACCES: permission denied, rmdir '/path/to/redundancy/hls/<uuid>'",
    "errno": -13,
    "code": "EACCES",
    "syscall": "rmdir",
    "path": "/path/to/redundancy/hls/<uuid>"
  "tags": [