Hello All, I just ordered the 2010 Mac Mini Server edition and have a few questions and would like this forums expert advice. So basically my set up is that I do my work solely on my 17" MBP. I am purchasing the MM server to act as a HTPC and a server. I have a few configuration questions and am asking your recommendations. Basically what I want to do is keep my MBP 17" pretty clean of media files and load up the Mac mini with all my media and have it also act as a server/backup. First and foremost, is it possible to be saving files that I am working on on my MBP to the mac mini, but also saving the files to my MBP? I know in the past when I worked in an office, I was just saving everything to the server and then would have to pull the file from the server to my MBP at the end of the day. I want to be able to save to both locations at the same time if possible. This kind of would act as a backup since I would have files in both places. Second, on the mac mini, it comes with 2 500gb drives. I have thought about raid configs for these drives, but am more concerned with not wasting one of the internal drives on backing up everything. I really only care about backing up my work files that are on the server and not the media... Should I just time machine a specific work folder every hour or so to an external drive or the second internal HD in the mac mini? For instance, I usually have all my work on my MBP under a folder called "Freelance". I would carry this folder over to my Mac Mini when I set it up, saving all work under this main folder. So everything needed to be backed up is in this one folder. The main thing I am trying to figure out here is what you guys think would be the best configuration to back up. Using and external, or just backing up to the second drive on the mac mini, still using the 2nd drive as a possible storage area for extra media that doesn't need back up. Finally, with the server software, how hard is it to create a vpn? I just want to be able to be saving files to my mac mini from my MBP, or working in a similar fashion as explained above, when I am not at home... in case my laptop gets damaged or stolen, I still have the work I created. Thanks for any and all help! There is so much to consider when setting up a system and tons of ways to do it. I appreciate everybody's opinion on this.