Updating Late 2011 Mini Server OS to Sierra

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by b2387692, May 17, 2017.

  1. b2387692 macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I want to update my late 2011 Mini Server's OS (pre-loaded) Lion 10.7.5 and Server (1.5.0) to Sierra, which I downloaded but have not installed. The App store shows MacOS Server (5.3.1) for $19.99. Does installing Sierra also update my Server (1.5.0) to a newer version? If yes, which version? If no, is there a free Server update version available?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You'll need to pay for Server 5.3 separately. Be sure that you have a full bootable backup before you upgrade in case something fails.
     
  3. b2387692 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
    Can I install Sierra without paying for Server 5.3, then come back at a later time to pay for Server 5.3, separately?
     
  4. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can, but none of the services provided by the Server app will work until you upgrade it.
     
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