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So the REAL purpose of this site is to Show Folks That a Tablet can Run a Web Server.

Originally posted 2016-03-01 00:47:02.

web-serverSo many of the posts on this site are about the Dragon Touch X10 and yes it is a great tablet, maybe the best buy on earth, now the real purpose of this site it to demonstrate the fact that a tablet can run a server.

This site is basically a site similar to my old Tablet server that server which ran for months on an Asus MEMo  Pad HD 7, eventually got moved onto a virtual Linux server, it now has a variety of articles, primarily about tablets, but on various other tech subjects.

Obviously the addiction to showing people that you can run as small site on something as simple as a Tablet never went away. Call it an addiction, but if you are getting a few dozen to perhaps even 100 visits per day it can be done with a dirt cheap Android Tablet. It is absolutely perfect as a demo site for any sort of business!

As always, stay tuned for the latest news in tablet-based servers and various and random other posts…

Another note here, the server backup for this tablet is an Android phone. Yeah, that’s pretty cool isn’t it?

Tim

 

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I Now Know Exactly What The Issue Is With The UpdraftPlus Plugin

So for the past few days I have been having issues with doing a restore from backup on this site. After a  few hours of research last night I know exactly what the issue is.

The backup itself is working perfectly however it is during the restore  that things go to hell in a handcart so here is what I did last night. I ran a backup and sent it up to Dropbox as usual.

Next I went to Dropbox and checked the file size of the backup files. For reasons of simplicity I will just concentrate on what I discovered with the Uploads portion of the backup/restore. That file was 650 MB on Dropbox.

Next I ran the restore which failed as usual.  So I went into the /wp-content folder and then looked at the updraft folder and there was my issue. The uploads zip file was exactly twice the size it should be at 1250 MB! All the files pulled down for the restore were reporting being twice the size they should be. All the files pulled down were reporting the wrong size!

So I deleted those files then downloaded the files from Dropbox directly then used FTP/SSH to upload them to the Hi12 which is what I was running the  restore on. I then ran the restore from the local directory and it worked perfectly. Make sure in settings to deselect the remote file storage for DropBox or whatever remote service you are using and save setting before you do the restore!

Therefore I have concluded that there is an issue with the download portion of the restore in the plugin itself.  For reasons unknown it is doubling the file size of the files pulled down from Dropbox.  So bottom line is it is not my server, it is the UpDraftPlus plugin.

That pretty much covers it, hopefully the plugin authors will get this issue fixed, although I can  still do a restore using FTP in the meantime.

Tim

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The HiBook News: Doing a Quick Rebuild of a VM or How a microSD Card Is Your Friend.

Roughly 10 days ago I wrote a post on fixing a broken server and the details involved. I did that rebuild on the Hi12 using the microSD card to host the VM. Once that was done, before doing anything else I backed up that fresh clean VM to a folder on the microSD card.

microSD Cards are very handy!

Last night I decided to do the same thing on the HiBook version of the server, except this time instead of several hours, it took a few minutes. I simply ran a backup as normal, then moved the server onto the Hi12 and restored.

Step 2, remove the microSD card from the Hi12 and insert into the HiBook. Then copy the currently installed VM onto the microSD, just in case. Next delete the VM from the eMMC on the HiBook and move the new one over and set it up in VMWare.

Then run it, take note of the new IP address it was getting, reserve that IP in my router for forwarding. Last, move the server back to the HiBook via the router  forwarding settings and then login and run a restore from UpDraft Plus.

That whole procedure took about 12 minutes. Done, no outward changes to visitors, unless they happened to visit before the restore and all has returned to normal with the latest version of Debian/Apache. No posts lost, no problems at all.

I really do like microSD cards, they are quite handy!

That is all for now,

Tim

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I Did Not Realize I Had Been Away From The Android Side of My HiBook For So Long. Yipes!

Tonight I decided to move the server for this site onto the Android side of the HiBook Tablet. That side had a last post date of September 18th! Yeah, it has been a long while. So I needed to wipe the database and re-install WordPress then run the last backup.

So far so good! Obviously we still have the same downside to running on Android 5.1 and that is the WiFi goes to sleep unless you keep the display active. That folks, is why I normally run in Windows 10 with a Linux VM that doesn’t sleep at all, regardless of whether the display has gone bye-bye or not.

All that being said, it actually does work quite well and I am happy to be back in Android for the evening. Obviously it won’t stay around too long…but enjoy it for now.

That is all,

Tim

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I am actually impressed with the Dragon Touch X10 Tablet as a server

Originally posted 2015-11-20 01:25:16.

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This post originally appeared in Nov of 2015

Sure my Dell computer has a faster processor and is running multiple virtual servers..but still….fact is I have been posting stuff and also watching TV at the same damned time on My Dragon touch X10! Yeah, this little tablet multitasks as well as any human I know….

No, it is not the right platform to run your corporate website on….but you could damn sure run a small web site for a small company on a tablet like this one!

Of course that is my opinion….and ONLY my opinion…damn it the TV show is done with commercials.

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