can I use regular activities on server edition?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by koopa35, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. koopa35 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    hello all i want to setup a home server just with my media and things. My question is with snow leopard server edition can i use my mac mini as i do with snow leopard also?

    edit: ill have new apple tv and macbook. i just want the best way to stream from my mini to my other 2 devices. most likely ill attach an external 2 tb to the mini and have all my media there. I just want best solution.
  2. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Lomita, CA
    Yes, once setup correctly you can do everything with SLS that you can do with the regular SL. The Mac Mini Server is a much better deal than the regular one anyways. And if you need a disc drive you can probably find a superdrive on ebay for cheap as I did or you can buy another external drive.
  3. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    how is mac mini server a better deal than regular mac mini? im sure I can find a easy way to stream to other devices. but i want to enhance my mac knowledge thats why im going the server route.
  4. mangrove macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    FL, USA
    I got one to do the same thing, but so far haven't even booted it up until I know EXACTLY how I will use it. So many just get it for the 2 internal drives.

    I found on uTube a British bloke who shows many aspects of using and setting up SLS. Worth a look. There are like 5 parts to it and some run 9+ minutes.

    You know you wouldn't even need a server for what you want to do. Why not just set up sharing for those apps? Might be worth a trip to the Apple store to talk to an experienced Genius. You can make an appointment, wasting less time.
  5. noire anqa macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2010
    It has 2 internal drive slots, so i swapped out the 500GB stock HDDs for 2x 80GB intel x25 SSDs.

    Those 2 slots make all the difference!

    Unlike you though im running the client version of the OS, rather than the server edition - the server is overkill for what i need.

    Beware though, the server edition can't do everything the client can. For example Bootcamp isn't provided with the server option. This may not be important for your specific application but its important to note that osx server is not a superset of osx client.

    lastly, the external superdrive option may have some issues. see my other thread, if i get a solution to the problem i'll let you know.

    EDIT: solved!

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