School like server off of time capsule

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by iwill.g4, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. iwill.g4 macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2010
    I was wondering if there was someway to run a server like one at a school where applications are on the internal drive, but documents (home folder) are stored on the server and you have to log in with a username and password. I would want to run the server off of a time capsule or an external hard drive attached to it or an airport extreme. Thanks!
  2. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Maybe change the location of your home folder to the server.

    Just get Mac OS X Server and use Mobile Home Folders.

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  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    I'm not sure about the TC, but with an external disk on an AEBS, you can mount the disk in Finder. Automate that so it mounts on boot, then you can move the data to the shared disk. Next modify the directory structure in Terminal so it links to the AEBS' disk:
    mv Documents Documents.old
    ln -s /path/to/shared/folder/Documents Documents
    Seems like overkill for what's needed.
  4. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Mac OS X Server license or Mac Mini with OS X Server is just fine.

    That noisy @$$ Xserve in the backroom next to the other servers, that overkill.
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    I don't see a mention of an Xserve anywhere and I don't believe OS X Server is needed. It sounds like the OP just wants to produce the same effect at home using an external drive hanging off an AEBS.

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