I updated my webserver with Ubuntu 18. Then I decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 19. But first I needed a backup of WordPress. I decided on “UpdraftPlus“. I backed up my WordPress data and moved it to a thumb drive. Then for the move to Ubuntu 19. It failed. After about 1.5 hours the process just hung. I did a hard reset and that was it. I should also point out that I had no power to the PC internals – MB, disks so I am assuming that shortly after I started the upgrade the Power supply failed. Can’t complain: 10 years x 24 hours a day. Took me 4 days to rebuild the box. I had good Readme.files but many of the commands in them were no longer valid because mysql, apache2 had changed their syntax for their commands/statements. Lots of Googling. Anyway once I got the box configured to support WordPress and got WP downloaded and installed I once again downloaded the UpdraftPlus plugin for backups/restore. I moved the backup files from the thumb drive to the newly build PC and using UpdraftPlus restored the data. PERFECT!!! About 2 minutes and my WordPress blog was recovered vs. 4 days of rebuilding a PC. UpdraftPlus is definitely a winner.
Like many of us waiting for a version of Ubuntu Mate for the Pi 4 I kept looking to see if it was released yet. No. Nothing. However in my search I came across a website that offered promised but when I burned their iso image to the sdc card it failed to boot. The I came across a Youtube video that got me passed the “failed to boot” issue so that I could login. There would still be hurdles to come but I present the procedure here in what I hope will be an almost cut and paste procedure.
I recently received a new PTZ camera (works with the Yoosee video application) I ordered the camera from AliExpress. I got the video side working fairly easily with the Blue Iris camera app, but had some real difficulty getting the camera to pan/tilt/zoom. In an associated page I will show you what I did. It is quite easy actually. You can read the details here .
Configuring and installing a V380 network camera. The hardest thing I have ever done!!!
The details are here.
After a gateway swap out that AT&T promised would be simple the website is finally back online. Much of the problem was me finding the time. But here we are!!! Tah Dah!!!
Got an IP camera to livestream to Youtube using Blue Iris as the video streaming application. There were a few bumps, for example why does my stream run for several hours/days then suddenly quit? The answer to that question is here
Yesterday I bought a new “cruncher”: a Dell AMD Ryzen 7 1700 with an AMD Radeon RX 580. As soon as I got home I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16 (tried 17 on this node but had issues). This PC required the installation of new AMD GPU PRO driver support because Einstein@Home did not recognize the onboard GPU. There were errors in the AMD procedure which I will address later in a more detailed page on this website. Now for the “bad news” Once the drivers were successfully installed Einstein@Home is reporting the GPU as being a 480 and not a 580. I will have to look into this and depending on what I find contact the store to see what is going on.
Had to evacuate to avoid Hurricane Matthew. Had planned on a 2 day outage but fortunately for me a 1000s more Matthew spared us so down time was only ~24 hours.