Pull a backup from a remote host with ssh and tar

Sometimes you might need to copy a whole directory from a remote host, but the remote host does not have enough space to tar the whole thing up and then sftp it off. The solution is to tar/bzip the directory and stream it directly to your local host: ssh root@remotehost ‘tar cjf – /path/to/somedirectory’ | […]

Migrating single site WordPress installations to a multisite network

I have seen this question about migrating to a networked multisite WordPress install come up more than once so I thought I’d write down my experience. I used to host about 10 individual WordPress¬†installations. Managing them and keeping them all up to date was a pain, and that meant I always had sites that were […]