When the admin of witches.town decided to shut down the users all had plenty of time to download their data for migration purposes. But what if your server just goes offline without explanation? Obviously it’s a bit late for that download. And yes, it might come back up tomorrow, but long outages do not inspire confidence.
This seems to be a downside to decentralization. Supposedly copies of my posts exist in caches on most of the instances out there, but I can’t just copy all that to a new instance and move on. If my instance doesn’t return, or has lost all my data, I’m just SOL.
Also, does anyone know how to find out the admin contact info for an instance once the site is down? (linuxrocks.online - FYI)