[Flac-dev] CD Baby using FLAC to archive 40,000 CDs

Derek at CD Baby dereklist at cdbaby.com
Tue Jun 24 14:18:12 PDT 2003

Hey FLAC gang - 

Just thought you'd like to know CD Baby has switched to FLAC for archiving the 40,000 CDs we have in stock.

Luckily HD space is down below $1/gig so we got a 6-terabyte RAID-5 box set up for about $7000.

Got the FreeBSD boxes churning away night and day, ripping and archiving.

I'll do a more formal press release for ya in a couple months as we're further along, but just wanted to let you guys know.

This isn't an online thing, just an offline backup system, for long-term use when CDs aren't the main music format anymore.

Derek Sivers, CD Baby, Hostbaby
http://www.cdbaby.com  <-- best new independent music
http://www.hostbaby.com <-- web hosting for musicians

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