Raspberry Pi Backup and Restore
Wednesday 4th March 2015

I've recently recieved a Raspberry Pi 2 (model b), a lovely little thing... and has been configured as a mini dev team server, a task which it is perfectly suited!

After a couple of hours setting up some scripts, intranet, samba shares extra I thought it would be a good idea to back it up... This is how it's done (on a Mac):


Fixing mixed encoding (latin1 to utf8)
Sunday 22nd February 2015

After recently migrating to an environment that uses to a UTF-8 MySQL database connection we found a large number of invalid characters even though the tables “should” have already been converted. Examples: They’re should be They’re frappé should be frappe 65º should be 65º – should be –