Using Mac Mini as a server...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by tomyknoker, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. tomyknoker macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    Hi guys... Alot of my clients login to their computers on the road... I run a small business so we have 4 computers and files on everyones computer... Would it be wise to get a server and start working directly off that when in the office? And also access that when on the road

    My setup is this... I have 2 iMacs in the office, the main one I work on and the other just to use for extra power i.e. rendering, testing etc...

    I have a MacBook Pro also which goes home with me everyday, I'm finding that I need files at home so have to copy things over at the end of the day...

    Everything runs of the one iMac... This is why I thought it was better to get a server of some description as I feel as though I'm always copying things back and forth. I also run an accounting software which I always need to access on the road, so not sure what I would do there... Would I install that onto the Server if you think getting a server is the way to go?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    One possibility would be to use mobilemes back to my mac to access your iMac from anywhere (I know its buggy and everyone else will get cross over me recommending it, but it works flawlessly for me).
  3. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Lomita, CA
    If you can get Back to my Mac running between the MBP and iMac you should be golden. However I am one of those people that cannot get it to work. There is something about my office firewall that will not allow BtmM no matter what I tweak.

    I have a Mac Mini server at home which does everything amazingly well... once you get it setup correctly. I had it at the office for a while to test AD integration and to test how well the vpn works, and it works very well. Much better than the Firewall/VPN we are normally using.

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