View Full Version : Mac Mini Server - how will it cope as a client server ?

Sep 17, 2010, 03:15 AM
I'm thinking about purchasing a Mac Mini Server instead of an xServe.

It will be used to serve client accounts: http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/features/client-management.html

We have 3 iMacs and 1 (possibly 2) Macbooks - there will be 6 client accounts. How will the Mini cope if all 4 clients are logged in at the same time?

Or should I just purchase an xserve?


Sep 17, 2010, 01:47 PM
What are you going to use it for? Just file storage, calendar, email, etc? No heavy-duty video processing, etc. right?

If it's just the basics, I think it will be just fine. Apple markets the Mini with Snow Leopard Server for just that purpose.

Sep 18, 2010, 07:42 AM
It will be used for word/excel/email/browsing etc (will host the home directory for each user, so it will be frequently accessed).