Can i run MBP 24/7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SwedeMac, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. SwedeMac macrumors member

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    When I get my MBA on wednesday I want to use my old MBP as a server.

    Will there be any problems running it 24/7?

    To keep battery cycles going I have a solution where I set a timer to turn the power supply off 3 hours every night.

    Other problems I'm not thinking of besides that?

    Thx
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Good air circulation is important too and a backup HDD in case the internal HDD fails.
    As for the battery:
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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
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  3. SwedeMac thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the battery info! I'm looking at different laptop coolers right now. So if I keep it cool and the battery working, I won't have any problems?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    You shouldn't, depending on the workload you require of that server, as the HDD is also a part that can fail due to much action. Therefore my proposal to have a backup HDD (can be 2.5" in a USB enclosure) connected to the server and you can also use CarbonCopyCloner to clone the entire internal HDD to the external HDD every day if you want.
     

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