Adding Yosemite Server as primary server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by whardy7, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. whardy7 macrumors newbie

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    I am adding a Yosemite to an existing all-Mac network that is running an existing Server (Snow Leopard) on an Xserve. Now that I am adding the new one, is there a strategy for helping them to coexist? Here is what I have...

    Xserve running Snow Leopard (won't upgrade to Mavericks or Yosemite)
    Airport Extreme
    Mac Mini now running Yosemite Server
    Drobo

    It would help if I could run both Servers on the network for now. Both of them run great by themselves. What do I need to do to combine them? I will take out the old Server, but have a couple reasons I need to leave it be for a couple weeks. I have DNS running on both, but assume I need to turn it off on the older one?

    Thank you for any help. This forum has already been a lifesaver!

    whardy7
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    What roles will your server be performing, and what is the existing one doing?
     
  3. whardy7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The existing server is simply a file server with Time Machine backup. The new one I am setting up with more services like VPN, Contacts Sharing, etc.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    If your existing server is only running File Sharing and Time Machine, and not services like DHCP, there won't be any conflict with another server.
     
  5. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Hi there, whardy7 -
    Are you at all opposed to upgrading your Xserve to Yosemite? I recently installed Yosemite on my 1,1 (06 Intel Xserve) using the Piker-Alpha method. Simply requires another GPU and a bit of trickery in creating the installer. If you have a spare PCIe slot (that's not occupied by a RAID card or a Fibre Card) it's definitely a great upgrade.
     
  6. whardy7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't realize that was an option or I would have definitely considered it. I'm probably too far into the Mini to go back now. If I decided to keep the Xserve for some reason, I might choose to go that route as a second or separate server.

    Thanks for the info...
     

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