Creating a Home Server..Questions.....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stovetop6872, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. stovetop6872 macrumors regular

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    Dec 27, 2007
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    I have a few questions regarding a mac home server. currently, I have all of my itunes music/videos stored on a 500 gb WD externa
    hard drive. overall, I have about 105 gb of itunes stuff. this is also the storage for all of my videos not in itunes (my client's video) so this is going to get filled quick. this was also my time machine backup drive untill apple released backups over airport. so, a 300 gb drive connected to my AEBS is for time machine. by the way, I have a 2.2 SR MACBOOK PRO. so, I want to create a server, mac mini probably, that will house my itunes files, and I would like this nachine to be accessible from over the internet by its IP address. I do have my own personal domain if that makes a difference. I would like to roam around the house with my macbook pro listening to music that is on this server. also, do I need to forward any ports on my APEBS to do so.. remember, I am new at this so please go easy on me. thanks!
     
  2. macsrules macrumors regular

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    Feb 26, 2008
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    1. If all you are looking to do is serve the files on your local machines, just go under the system preferences, file sharing and select the folders with the files you want to share. That is it for your local network.

    2. If you are trying to access them over the internet, that is another thing. If you have a static IP then you are on your way, if you don't, you will want to make it static. Here is a service that will do that. http://www.dyndns.com/

    3. Then you can access your computer with your music files through remote login in the sys prefs with VNC software. Here is a good one http://www.geekspiff.com/software/cotvnc/

    Good luck
     

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