PowerServer G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Gamer9430, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

    Gamer9430

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    #1
    So I finally found a use for my loyal G5. Besides being used as a normal machine, I tossed Leopard server on it and it's now backing up every single Mac i own that's running OS X and connected to the network. As of writing, I have 7 machines being backed up all at the same time. [​IMG]

    Honestly, I think I broke a record for having something like this going on right now. LOL :p It's my TiBook, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro (not pictured), the G5 itself, 12in PowerBook, and 17in PowerBook all at once.
     
  2. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

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    Nice project! Only thing is that I hope you used new drives for storing the backups as the old ones are likely to fail.
     
  3. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

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    If I didn't already have my HP ProLiant DL360 G5 (yeah it's called that but has Xeons in it... actually the ones I pulled from my old MacPro1,1 :D ) set up with Windows Server 2012 R2 and if I didn't have 600GB worth of files on it I would have threw LeoServer on my G5 and used that.

    My fix though is to make a sparseimage and have it shared, then on my Macs it automatically mounts on bootup and backs up over the network.
     
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Having a Time Machine server is incredibly handy - I have my little home server (a Mac mini) set up to serve up one of the drives attached to it for Time Machine, and I have all of my notebooks backing up to that.
     
  5. 996085 macrumors 6502

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    The G5 is a reference to the generation of the DL360. Yours would be the fifth generation.
     
  6. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

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    Nice.

     

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