Just a little show and tell from my stable Debian desktop. “Stretch” is installed on my 1TB HD and is the defacto long term storage archive for my system.
Debian 9 “Stretch” Desktop
Debian Desktop: XFCE, Thunar, Terminal running htop
Debian Desktop: Terminal, Firefox ESR, Thunar, Mousepad text editor
The SSD is running Peppermint 8 and my ancient 5400RPM “distro hopping” drive is home to Ubuntu Mate 16.04.2 at the moment.
Word pocket notebook and doggie bags. The ideas were not as creative as I had hoped.
Today I’m slowing down my tiny little blog in support of Net Neutrality. Show your support by visiting July 12th: Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality or at least see what the fuss is about.
How I backup and create local version of my WordPress site.
Tools used in this video
I just spent part of the day setting up and testing my local sandbox environment using the following tools.
Peppermint 8 running LAMP and WordPress
- WP Local Toolbox – Creates the Admin Bar notification so I know I’m still in the right place just in case I end up on my live server
- Normally I won’t use plugins that haven’t been updated in the last year or so but this is just for testing code and looking for conflicts.
- Debug Bar – It’s always happy hour at this bar. Used to hunt down more information and make sure everything is nice and lean.
I’m also using phpMyAdmin to drop and import tables. I could do this in the terminal but hitting those red buttons is a lot more fun.
I drop everything except wp_usermeta and wp_users
I then import my site’s sql backups after changing my domain references from linuxbookpro.com to localhost so it won’t redirect to my live website.
I also replace my wp-content folder from the default wordpress installation with the one from my backup.
This isn’t a step by step guide I had to do a few apache permissions but it all seems to be working nicely.
P.S. this is really just here for me to discover later when I forget something I did.