g5 as a file server - mixed environment

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by schonkton, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. schonkton macrumors newbie

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    hello people,

    first time as a registered user and i'm happily nervous.

    i've got a g5 sitting doing nothing and would like to employ it as a file server.

    it's a mixed environment and i wonder whether you could offer me any advice as to which is the best way to go.

    of course, i want the best performance i can get. is OS X the best way to go or should i look at linux?

    as i say, most people on the (small) network are mac users but there are a few windows machines.

    any help much appreciated.

    Adam
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I doubt you'll see any difference between OS X or Linux. The main concern would be backing up that data. Does your backup solution allow you to backup Mac systems?
     
  3. schonkton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Backing up

    Hello,

    Well one of the reasons I'd like a central file server is for backing up.

    I've just joined a small company who have close to no backup going on.

    Can i use OS X server in mixed environments?

    thanks,
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Sure, it'll work. If you have Active Directory, I believe you can join your OS X server to that and use AD authentication for access.
     

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