Hey I would like to take my mid 2011 mini and turn it into a server. My primary need is for a Time Capsule. My family has 8 Mac Laptops and I am responsible for the tech support. I suppose I should add there are a whole boat load of iPads, iPhones and iPods also. (I feel like it is more of a small business then family since there is so many of them). I am starting out with the Time Capsule with plans to add more as I figure out what I am doing. (Media server, calendar, mail, etc). I have one child who is still doing homework on the mini, I would like to keep that as an option if I can? Here are my questions? When I install the $20 server package from the app store will it delete my current users and there data? Can I add a external hard drive via firewire or thunderbolt to handle all the Time Capsule work? I do not want to use the single internal drive for anything other then the current files and the server software if I do not have to? I would like to add a second drive later for media server when I figure out what I am doing? (I would like to move all my dvds to the server and access them from my lay-z-boy via my apple tv). I have read all about the VPN mess that is part of the new Maverick package, I can wait for internet access to the server until that is fixed. How complicated is the software? I am an end user for the most part not an i.t. guy. Can I figure this stuff out? If there is some reading that will help, please point to it. Thanks for you help.