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Do I need Mac OS X Server, Part II
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Nov 26, 2005, 09:36 PM
 
We're a publishing workgroup that serves most client files and creative assets -- Quark files and lots of graphics (TIFFs, JPEGs, EPS files) -- off of one 120 GB hard drive in a G4/450 running OSX 10.3.9.

The group consists of four G4/450 -- all with the same permissions and access.

They are networked in GB ethernet with a switch.

Does OS X Server provide any real performance boost?

Thank you for any assistance!
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Nov 27, 2005, 02:35 AM
 
No.
     
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Nov 27, 2005, 04:18 AM
 
No. RAID might though.
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Nov 27, 2005, 08:26 PM
 
Xsan would provide a larger speed boost than just a single RAID. It also provides redundancy and easy backup abilities.

However, a RAID solution hooked up to a machine dedicated as a server would be an excellent first step if all you want is a speed boost. (you still have a single point of a failure here--if the server goes down, everyone goes down.)
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