I want to start off by saying that I am not sure exactly how to ask what I am about to ask. What I am looking for is some guidance and hope of what direction I can look to. My exploration has brought me here as I think that configuration of an IPFS cluster can aid me in accessing my file.
The original project was called swarm.city and I was attempting to access a backup JSON file using a Qm hash through their legacy website, however, it appears the project is on pause at the moment.
Essentially here is my short version of all the info I have/know
I have a Qm hash that connects to a backup of a backup that originally worked, but no longer does since chrome http get no longer works as of version 84. I tried to use ipfs cli commands to no avail as well. I realized that they were working on a ipfs proxy to validate the user (or something). This info can be found here. https://github.com/ipfsconsortium/IPFSConsortiumProxy
Setting up this node to me has not happened yet. I was looking to use a service like ipfs cluster to set that up, and it seems quite complicated, and before I try that I want to ask. I have spent so many hours trying to understand, and anything is helpful.
The support for the project hasn’t responded to me and I don’t know where to go. My fear is I cannot access the file and what I want to know is that based on the information I have provided, will a service like ipfs cluster help me if I were to set up the ipfs consortium proxy? I am reading that there need to be peers, and if the project is paused does that mean that my files are not accessible?
Any insight is helpful. Thanks so much.