Migrations and Upgrades

Well, it’s only upgrades if you look at the power the web server now has.

I have finally bitten the bullet and took steps to retire the ESXi server that had been hosting my web server and my windows VM. I will miss the compute power that I had at the ready, but anything that will need that much power, could probably be done on the new MacBook.

“But what did you replace it with?”

That’s a very good question. The answer would be 2xRasbperryPi 4Bs. I’m still working out whether I should bother replacing the workstation, but the webserver is doing quite nicely on the new hardware. In fact, with the SD card as storage and with a comparable number of cores and RAM, the CLI reaction time is MUCH faster. It also doesn’t have the connection lag that the 2B has.

While this migration will mean less of a power draw on the house, it does put some limitations on what I can do without purchasing more hardware, but that’s okay. I don’t need a whole lot. Right now my biggest concern is how long the SD card will last before it needs to be replace.

I am enjoying the progress that is being made in the Pi form factor systems. I’ve got some ideas as to what I can to with the other system. Which spins off into what I can do with a couple of the other systems I have kicking around the house.


I really have to hand it to the wordpress backup plugin I’ve been using. I was able to copy over the base wordpress setup, and create bare mysql entries and restore everything into place quite nicely. Quite nicely indeed! Nothing was lost and the most recent wordpress has checks built in to make sure thing run as they should.