Headless Mac Mini /w multiple users and throttling problems?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Crzyrio, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010

    I have a mac mini with no monitor attached that is used mostly as a server with remote login available.

    I use to mostly for 2 things:
    - A Plex media server
    - To host a private website

    I just recently started using it for the website and when setting it up, I created a 2nd user account for the website. So I have 2 accounts logged it at the same time, Plex & Jira(Account name).

    When I 'Share Screen' from my Macbook to the Mac mini is tell me that Jira is logged in and ask if I want to log in as another user or request to view Jira's screen. Just FYI incase it is important. So it technically is seen as Jira logged in/current user.

    Now the problem is, ever since creating the 2nd account I've noticed things not working as usual with the Plex server. When trans-coding a low quality file, it will tell me my server is not strong enough to trans-code, but when I log in I see the CPU usage just hovering at 20% and only after a few seconds of logging in, does it jump to 80+% and continue trans-coding.

    Does OS X throttled users that arent at the forefront or something? I cant figure out whats going on here.
  2. temna macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2008

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