Any suggestions using old Macbook pro as a server

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacBOS, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. MacBOS macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2009
    New York, New York
    I have a old 2006 17" Macbook Pro running 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo 10.6 (Snow Leopard) its duing nothing for the past 2-3 years and i desided to use it as a server (until i can get a mac mini i guess) but for now it seams fine to use for this (at least in theory)

    This is what i want from the server:

    • Run Plex
    • Use as a cloud server
    • Any other suggestions for a home server are appreciated!

    it isn't much which is why I consider the old geezer to be enough for the job.

    here are my questions.

    • do I need to Install a OS X server on my old Macbook?
    • is there a way to keep the mac running wile the lid is closed?
    • i use a 13" MacBook pro 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 runing Yosemite wil this comunicate ok with my mac?

    Any other suggestions are appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    It is not necessary to install and OS X server app as you can use the MacBook Pro as a file server like you are thinking. For keeping the MacBook awake while the lid is closed take a look at:

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