Macbook server

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tildesley, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. tildesley macrumors regular

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    morning

    for the past few months I've been thinking about what to do with my old macbook 08, it has little resell value so no point doing that.

    one option i thought was, use it as a wired server for everything, I currently use an ap extreme with a usb attached for this that has served me well but its a bit slow.

    if i want to do this,
    can i use the main hdd to do it? (i read about people connecting usb drives but i want to avoid that, i'm not concerned about file structure for now)
    can i store media (i have xbmc) and a time machine backup?
    do you advise getting osx server? (or whichever version works)

    i know that i wouldn't have a backup of the hdd if anything went wrong, but can anyone else think of any other downsides?

    cheers!

    JT
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    I don't see any reason that won't work and it sounds like a fun idea. You will need to add on OS X Server edition to use it as a Time Machine destination though.
     
  3. clukas macrumors 6502a

    clukas

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    If youre going to be running time machine backups I would suggest you consider using some king of raid setup in case your HD on your Macbook fails.
     

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