A couple of quick reminders before we begin!
Before you do anything else, make sure you have good back up strategy!!! This is the only time I’m going to say this. But we are going to be monkeying around with something that you have spent years creating. There are lots of cheap (and free) backup solutions available nowadays. There is no excuse. Cloud services like SpiderOak can keep constant backups in the background. They’re free (with a few gigabytes of storage) and are an excellent addition to the rest of your backup strategy. Ok, that’s all I’m going to say on the subject. If you don’t backup properly and loose all your work, don’t come crying to me. (If you don’t already have a proper backup strategy, you might want to check out my blog for turning a Raspberry Pi into a cheap NAS (network attached storage) box for backing up onto.)