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Which version of OSX is best for me?
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Dec 12, 2012, 10:06 AM
 
I've got an old Mac Pro (Early 2008, 2x2.8). I want to turn it into a dedicated server that will store data that will be accessed from a Mac mini and a MacBook Air (both running ML). My current router is an Airport Extreme.

The Mac Pro will have four (4) hard drives installed: a startup, a time machine, a storage, and a backup for the storage. It will also have two (2) RAID boxes connected via eSATA.

What version of OS X would be ideal for this setup? Snow Leopard? Snow Leopard Server? Something else?
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Dec 13, 2012, 08:50 AM
 
What versions are the clients?

I can't connect from SL client to shares on our ML server.
     
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Dec 13, 2012, 11:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
What versions are the clients?
ML on MacBook Air and Mac mini.
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Dec 13, 2012, 02:11 PM
 
In theory, any version you want to put on there should be fine.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Dec 13, 2012, 02:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
In theory, any version you want to put on there should be fine.
Thanks... I want to know what's best (i.e. runs smoothest on my hardware, most stable, easiest to set up file sharing, most widely accessible with fewest known issues, etc.).
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