Backblaze and 45 Drives work
together to create the
perfect data backup
recipe for Panna Cooking
Joshua stared at the request from the Chef. She wanted
to update a recipe video from a year ago to include in
her next weekly video. The edits being requested were
the easy part as the new footage was ready to go. The
trouble was locating the old digital video files.
At the time, Panna Cooking had no centralized digital
video archive, instead each editor kept the digital media
and work product from each project on their workstation.
When the storage on their workstation got full, they
copied the oldest project to an external hard drive and
deleted the old project from their system.
Over time, Panna had built up a digital video archive that
resided on over 100 external hard drives scattered
around the office. The digital files that Joshua needed
were on one of those drives.
Panna Cooking is the smart home
cook’s go-to resource for learning
to cook, video recipes, and
shopping lists, all delivered by
40+ of the world’s best chefs.
Video is the primary method
Panna uses to communicate with
their customers. Joshua Stenseth
is a full-time editor and part-time
IT consultant in charge of
wrangling the video content
Panna Cooking, like many growing organizations, learned that the easy-to-do
tasks, like using external hard drives for data archiving, don’t scale very well.
This is especially true for media content such as video and photographs.
It is easy to get overwhelmed.
Joshua was given the task of ensuring all the content
created by Panna was economically stored, readily
available, and secured off site. Enter 45 Drives and
their Storinator system to provide economical onsite
storage for Panna employees and contractors. After
initial testing, Joshua began the process of migrating
the existing data from Panna’s collection of 100+ hard
drives to the Storinator. Joshua would plug in a hard
drive into his iMac, verify the files were intact and then
copy them to the Storinator. Once that was completed,
the Storinator came online as the storage server
for all of Panna’s data – videos, photos, and more.
The old way was not a great
system, I was very grateful
to have found 45 Drives, I love
being able to update a video
from a year ago and not having
to think about going through a
pile of hard drives.
With this set-up, Panna now had one place to store all
of their data. Users could easily locate and access the
files they needed, eliminating the need for Joshua and
the rest of his fellow editors to go searching around the
office for the right external hard drive.
The next step was to make sure that Panna’s data was backed up
off-site. 45 Drives’ innovative Hybrid Cloud Storage package and their
partnership with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage was the perfect solution.
The Hybrid Cloud Storage package installs on the Storinator system
and utilizes Rclone or Duplicity to backup or sync files to the B2 cloud.
For Joshua, the best part of this package was how 45 Drives helped
walk him through the set-up to get his Storinator system backing up to
the B2 cloud in no time.
The cool thing about 45 Drives is they
helped me through the whole process of
setting up the cloud backups to the
Backblaze B2 cloud and while B2 backup
runs continually in the background it
doesn’t slow down our other day to day
Joshua used Duplicity to perform a full system backup to B2, then he switched
to Rclone to sync changes going forward. This gave Panna a fully operational
local storage system that sends changes automatically to the B2 cloud. Now
when files are deleted from an editors' workstation, they have already been
stored locally and also synced to B2. When the files age out and are deleted
from the local storage server, B2 still keeps the latest version of each file.
For Joshua and his fellow editors, the Storinator/Backblaze
B2 solution gave them nearly instant access to any digital
content created by Panna regardless of when it was created
and where it is stored. Panna Cooking now had the best
of both worlds, high performance local storage and readily
accessible, affordable off-site cloud storage.
About 45 Drives
Best known for the Storinator Storage Server
and exceptional customer support, 45 Drives
provides highperformance, high-capacity
storage servers and data destruction solutions
for all industries. 45 Drives offers freedom from
proprietary software and hardware by building
servers on an open storage platform, using
open source operating systems. Staying true to
their design, 45 Drives only uses high-grade
steel and commercially available components,
ensuring their servers are highly reliable and
serviceable, at the lowest cost per hard drive
slot in the industry.
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