A forum for OS X Server?

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  1. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    I searched and didn't turn up anything, but surely this has been suggested/discussed before. Would it be worth setting up a forum for OS X Server discussions? I haven't found any server-related message boards and the Apple Discussions leave a lot to be desired.

    Feel free to flame me if I missed something painfully obvious in my searching prior to posting this. :)
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Yes I would like one. I am struggling to learn about administering several macs at my organisation, and I'd appreciate a sightly more admin orientated mac forum that still keeps MR's famous friendliness and relaxed nature.

    (long way of saying "+1" :) )
     
  4. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    I third said request. I would love to be able to discuss OS X Server issues here at Macrumors instead of the Apple Discussion Forums.

    JohnMC
     
  5. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, this sounds like a great idea, I trust these forums a lot more than I do the apple support forums

    JC7
     
  6. Domofloge macrumors regular

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  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    I always wondered why there wasn't a server forum as well. Plus you could add Xserves to the title of the Mac Pro forum too.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm sorry that I didn't chime in earlier but I'd like a OS X Server oriented forum as well. Some of my more mundane questions aren't really Apple Mailing list worthy with some of the members there.

    Note: I'm already subscribed to several Apple and university lists.
     
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  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    thanks for posting my idea again.

    i would love for a Mac OS X Server forum. i've been trying to setup a server for awhile now, and have had trouble every time
     
  11. bigandy macrumors G3

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    me too. i've had my fair share of issues (mostly with 10.3 server), and i'm sure i'd have found answers much more easily if there was a server dedicated forum here.

    yeah, you can post in the other forums, but posting server related stuff in the pro/mac os x forums just seem to get drowned by the 'omg where is teh 96 core mac pro' and 'leopard is teh suxxors' threads. :eek:

    i still think it should be done. so what if it's not really popular - it'll be a huge assistance for those seeking help on these products.
     
  12. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    I could use a server forum, too.

    Struggling sometimes with permissions issues, especially trying to save to a server volume from a M$ Office app.
     
  13. dyerucf macrumors regular

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    phpbb

    I mean this is phpbb, its REALLY simple to just add a new category. Cant we just add a SERVER forum?
     
  14. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Any progress yet?
     
  15. Nugget thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Uh.

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  16. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Arn appears to be busy creating the new MacBook Air forum.

    A new forum. For a computer that nobody has yet. :rolleyes:

    (don't set loose the ban hamster on me !)
     
  17. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    No it isn't.
     
  18. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Is the intention to cover software and hardware? OS X Server, Xserve and Xserve RAID?

    I'm only asking because most of the forums are hardware or software, but it seems these should be combined in this case.
     
  19. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    I guess that would be a good option. Although the Xserve RAID is not just limited to server users.
     
  20. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ...but that will have substantially more threads within a day than an OS X Server one will have in months.

    Sarcasm toward the administrator won't help you get anything done.
     
  21. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i was wondering the same thing. there were a few new server topics lately (not from people in this thread). hopefully something will happen soon
     
  22. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    I think it would be a good idea to cover all of Apple's Server Software and Hardware in one place since they are designed to work together. Xserve's and XRAID's running OS X Server for XSAN, as a example.

    JohnMC
     
  23. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    OK, the MBA forum has been open a couple of days. Since lots of old threads have been moved to it, I can't pinpoint its first 24 hours, but I'll be very generous and look at the 24 hours just gone. There's about 60 threads started - maybe that's high cos it's over the weekend, but fair enough.

    So the challenge is on - Will an OSX server forum gather more than 60 threads 'in months' ? You owe it to us to open it and see : )

    I do get your point though, and yes it will have relatively few threads, but part of why I was being sarky is that many of us who are interested in or are learning OSX server are in positions where we have to support other mac users.

    So a discussion here or a question answered here will benefit all the mac users that person is supporting, giving them a better mac experience, encouraging the company to buy more macs and so on.

    I personally support 5 mac users in my job, and we are not yet at the point where we need a server with osx server, but that day may come soon. I'm sure there will be other people here in this forum who have to support far greater numbers, but who are struggling with some issues, same as I do on a regular basis.

    By comparison, in the MBA forum, many people posting there will never buy one. (It's fun to chat about yes, and I'm not dissing the MBA forum.)

    At the end of the day, as I've always said, it's Arn's website, and he can do anything he wants. I've chatted with him on IM and said the same to him.

    That doesn't preclude us sarcastic Brits from doing a bit of verbal prodding...

    So c'mon, where's our MBA Server forum?
     
  24. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    it would be nice to have one to help new users with OS X Server when lots of the times they need help doing something that isn't in the manual.
     
  25. fuzzwud macrumors regular

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    I'm interested in a OS X Server forum too. I would like a discussion on the pros/cons of OS X Server and whether we should upgrade from Panther. I've been contemplating upgrading all our macs to Leopard, but it's just cheaper to buy the 10 client OS X Server package than 7 boxes of client Leopards. I'm a little intimidated with the potential setup process as well as the maintenance aspect.
     

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