So he started to look at the Raspberry Pi again and this got hime reading various write-ups and and the results of other peoples experiments. It seems like a feasible approach - but GF still has a few reservations.
- By default the Pi uses an SDCard as its storage. GF would rather have something more flexible.
- If he continues to use Wordpress as the blogging platform he will need MySQL for the DB.
- Should the DB server be on the same machine or should he set up a separate MySQL server?
- Can he make the MySQL service (wherever he chooses to install it) use his external NAS device as a storage repository.
Lots of thinking needed, and then a final decision that will allow him to continue (fairly) seamlessly and with the data security and protection he requires.
In the midst of this deliberation he did manage to have a chat with Cousteau-cub for the first time in several weeks. It was good to hear from her and learn that, whilst very busy and quite tired, she isn't feeling too bad.