According to peertube.video’s About page, the instance plans to close on 28th February.
This is a serious issue; the instance has over 3000 users, 5900 local videos (441GB) and 300 comments.
joinpeertube’s old instance list claims this instance has the most users and the 7th most local videos.
As an archivist, I wish to discuss how we can best migrate or preserve this instance’s content. Hopefully we can co-operate with the instance owner and move accounts and content across to other instances. Otherwise, we may need to resort to scripted archival. I don’t think we need to call in ArchiveTeam just yet, but remember their name if we don’t make progress by February.
I would also like to prompt discussion of where the best places to migrate might be, since many of the most popular instances (open.tube,peertube.mastodon.host, peertube.live) are still using PeerTube 1.4.x, and therefore I believe they should be avoided.
edit: a discussion has already begun on reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/PeerTube/comments/ekmjeb/peertubevideo_one_of_the_largest_instances_is/