That announcement leapt out at me from my Podcasting News feed today. (If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know I’m a podcast junkie.) The Podcast Network is an Australian venture, one I confess I hadn’t heard of despite knowing some Australian podcasters. Like many start-ups, particularly the self-funded ones, they ran into a problem of scale:
Unfortunately, we recently outgrew the service we were using to backup the architecture and media files (we have over 500Gb of media files) and this crash happened before I managed to get a bigger backup drive configured…we’ve built a range of shows with an average of 400 – 500,000 listeners a month who download about 800,000 episodes each month (12 TERABYTES of out-bound traffic) and provide about 8 million page views.
I suspect they won’t be postponing improved backups in the future. They should probably look into something like the DriveStation Quattro I just got.
Here’s hoping they’re back up and running soon, and will be able to recover their data.