Mac mini server - software comes on CD's?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by btownguy, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    I know the new MacBook Air provides the reinstall software on a USB thumbstick. What about the Mac mini server? Since it has no SuperDrive, I assume it will have the software come on something other than CD's?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The software still comes on apostrophic DVDs, according to Apple: http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html

     
  3. tekkierich macrumors member

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I was referring to the plural apostrophe, but it seems to be okay now to use a plural apostrophe in abbreviations as it seems (Dictionary - PLURAL).
     
  5. pacmania1982, Dec 9, 2010
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    The idea is that you use another machine on the network to share the optical drive

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2129

    I'd be pretty pissed if I'd dropped $999 for the Mac mini server if it didn't come with some form of restore media.

    pac
     
  6. angrystroker macrumors newbie

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    How about just using a fire wire optical drive and hang it off the port. I see post that refer to a remote set up, but unless you are headless. It would seem to me to be another option, for raid set up and as a restore process...
     

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