Setting up a home server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by silverfrancis, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. silverfrancis macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I'm new to this forum so i am not sure whether i posted this question in the right area, anyway here i go;

    Does anyone know about a way to set a home server to store media and files as well as time machine backups. In my house we have three macs and it is always annoying having to share files such as songs or movies. Recently i have had to look at a time machine back up system so i though i would kill two birds with the one stone so to speak. Anyone ventured into this area before? I have seen the Drobo but not sure whether that is any good or not. I also want to set up the server so that i can host files on it and access them from another computer over the internet while allowing anyone on the intranet to also access them.


    P.S. I also though of another question. Is it a good idea to install Mac OS X server software to administer it and set it up?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Do you need to be able to access the files from anywhere? What I mean is that is it enough that you can access them when you're at home on your home network or do you need to access them when you're at work for example?

    If it's enough that you can access them while at home, then NAS is all you need or AirPort Extreme + external HD.

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