I have not touched my blog for a while. Which is sad. 🙁
But, today.. I got to upgrade to 5.6, and did some cleanup. I just followed the checklist on the dashboard, basically. I did some backend changes and removed all the themes that I am not using.
Finally, I am posting this to check if Pretty Permalink works. Here goes nothing!
I was just playing with my new proxmox node. It is still imcomplete and still in the testing phase.
While trying by to find the wake-on-lan setting on the Supermicro X9DRH-IF board, I accidentally turned on the watchdog setting. For whatever reason, it causes proxmox to reboot a few minutes after bootup.
It got me pulling my imaginary hair before I figured it out. If i remember correctly, there was a saying that goes something like change only one thing at a time’.
Day 2 after replacing the sata cable of my Proxmox bootdrive. Crossing fingers but it seems the ata errors are gone.
Noresvport is the optionthat needs to be added for the fstab.
I completed migrating to a Proxmox base for my home infrastructure. Openmediavault it seems is not well suited as a virtualization and container platform. It’s good for a home NAS but I run into issues when I use the sharedfolder functionality for my VM and docker containers.
I wanted to move my WordPress blog to my Openmediavault server to consolidate my hardware. It use to be that I have this blog on a standalone FreeBSD box.
So what did I do to make this happen? Here are the high level steps that I did.
- Prepare the VM.
- Move the data.
- Run the App.
- Openmediavault is able to run Docker and also KVM.
I decided to use KVM because I wanted familiarity and I have not have a lot of experience with docker containers. However, I was also successful in migrating my other applications into docker containers ( more on this to follow.)
I did a database export and copied over my /usr/local/etc and /usr/local/www folders. I imported the data using the mariadb commandline since I have not setup PhpMyAdmin yet. I encountered a snag on the import. It seems that my database will not import unless I did an individual export of the databases. Something to do with the database user conflicts. Another thing with the import is that I have to redo the database users. I had to drop the users, create user, grant privileges, and finally flush privileges.
The configs I had to check the users and groups as well as the root folder (www) and the wp-content.
It would have been simpler if I just setup the server the same way. But, I decided to add an NGINX reverse proxy into the mix. I am able to make it work somewhat but ran into an issue when logging into the app.
this is the error I got:
fatal error: uncaught error: call to undefined function ctype_digit() in /usr/local/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/vendor/automattic/jetpack-connection/legacy/class-jetpack-signature.php:244 stack trace: #0 /usr/local/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/vendor/automattic/jetpack-connection/src/class-client.php(136): jetpack_signature->sign_request('i9a$fqo@pwxac&o…', 1578694208, 'ldozcjbmxi', 'vbvvpd3yni1/f2m…', 'post', 'https://jetpack…', 'query('jetpack.sso.req…') #3 /usr/local/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sso.php(409): jetpack_sso::request_initial_nonce() #4 /usr/local/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sso.php(392): jetpack_sso- in /usr/local/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/vendor/automattic/jetpack-connection/legacy/class-jetpack-signature.php on line 244
I googled for days but I could never find any solution on the net. I finally decided to try to uninstall the Jetpack plugin. I had to go to wordpress.com and disconnect my blog. Once , I did that I was able to login. I then was able to update WordPress and re-enable the jetpack plugin. Booyah!!!
Installing QEMU VMs through Cockpit is not straightforward.
You still need additional configuration.
Here is the rough draft of what I did to get it working.
- setup bridge interface using standard linux setup.
- install brctl, dnsmasq, and ebtables.
- run virsh edit to modify the VNC port.
We are back up after we had a downtime after I upgraded FreeBSD. Not a total lost but I might have lost a few emails and blog posts here.
I will be diligently backing up from now on. Lesson not learned sad to say.