Disk Failure Fells TypePad Blog Services

TypePad is having extended performance problems after a disk failure wiped out exisiting sites. The blogs were restored from a two-day old backup, meaning the most recent posts are missing on many blogs. Users have been unable to log into the blog posting system today, but TypePad operator Six Apart is promising that the management interface will be available this evening. Once the service is fully back online, users should be able to restore lost posts with a reboot. Here’s a snippet from the latest system update:

Most importantly, we want you to know that your blog data is safe. We have no reason to believe that any of your posts, comments, TrackBacks, photos or files have been lost.

TypePad has had ongoing reliability problems, which it has attributed to the challenges during a transition between data centers.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.