SD Card Failure

About a week ago, the SD card in the raspberry pi died. I’ve spent a few hours over the weekend rebuilding the system and trying to mitigate future SD card failure by migrating all but the boot partition to an external hard-drive, but unfortunately some things still aren’t up and running and for some reason WordPress is now incredibly slow compared to past performance.

I’m hoping to resolve the issues soon and get everything back more or less to how it was. Until then, if you’re patient the old posts should now be back up, with some pictures missing.

First post

Welcome to the first post of this blog! I was unexpectedly given a Raspberry Pi 2 for Christmas, so I thought I’d give it a bit of a test drive by setting up a home server. It’s a very impressive bit of kit… not exactly a gaming machine, but more than good enough to act as a home server.

It only took a few hours to get it hooked up, Raspbian installed, Apache + PHP + WordPress configured, change the router settings to forward on the right ports, and set up a duckdns account to forward the traffic to my dynamic IP address. The NOOBS setup tool is very cool and takes a lot of the pain out of the process. The only real delay was nipping out on Boxing Day to get a wireless USB keyboard…