Macbook server

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

  1. tildesley macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2009

    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?


  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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


    May 3, 2010
    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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