Covers all stand-alone Mac OS X Server versions, which includes 10.0 through 10.6 Snow Leopard. Use 'server.app' tag for Server questions on Lion 10.7 and newer.

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Why does RAID 1 “Mirroring not provide performance improvements”?

I have always used Software RAIDs, either Apple-provided, or via SoftRAID, etc. I am about to re-zhuzh my arrays and decided to do a little research beforehand… and On Apple's site, there is a ...
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Extern drive is owned by everybody? How do I fix this?

We have a MacOS X Lion server with a 140TB external RAID array mounted via a Fibre Channel interface. Whenever anybody logs in, it appears that they own all of the files. How do we set it up so that ...
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Getting notified when someone logs into a server using SSH or Remote Desktop

I have a mac mini server running OS X Lion Server 10.7.3. It pretty much runs unattended without problems. However, the server is under constant "attack" according to the logs. The firewall and ...
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Can you stream podcasts from the server to the iPad or iPhone?

So we are having a problem right now regarding the Lion Server and streaming podcast. We already did the steps on technical note TS4126 and now we can play the podcasts made from podcast producer on ...
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Restart Screen Sharing Service on Mac mini Server

I'm running Mac OS X (think it's Snow Leopard - 10.6.7) on a Mac mini. I'm trying to connect remotely from an iMac (this has been working fine in the past, for some time). When I click "Share ...
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Mac mini Mac OS 10.6 server migration to new hardware

I have a Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.6 Server installed. It has two external drives attached to it. One is for Time Machine and other contains data. I have bought the latest Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.7 ...
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Xserve display problems during installation

I've had to reinstalled OS X Server on 2 Xserve machines. The first went fine. See this link for some background. When I went to the second machine, everything seemed to go OK. As it takes 30 minutes ...
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Xserve(s): should I reinstall OS X

I have 2 Xserve servers running OS X Server 10.6.4 with the following hardware configuration: They each have Xserve RAID cards and drives. I have recently moved them from a data center, where they ...
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How do I backup Mac Server?

It sounds like Time Machine doesn't backup everything on Mac Server: http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/restoring-mac-os-x-server-from-time-machine/ So what options do I have? Ideally I'd ...
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Device manager and Postgresql error message loop

I'm on MBP 7,1, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 Ram, 500GB hard drive with Lion. After the v10.7.3 update, the console has been putting a looping error message regarding Device manager and PostGre ...
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Edit Lion default web site pages

The first part of the question is: where are the actual files that are displayed by apache for the default web server in Lion Server? Specifically as simple task I would like to change the title of ...
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Where do I learn to manage a Mac OS Server network?

I inherited a network with 2 Mac OS Servers and 20+ Macbook Pros. My background is all Windows server so I get the concept of Open Directory, Server Admin, and Workgroup Manager, but the nuts and ...
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Using Software Update server without binding Mac to Lion Server domain

I've got a Mac Mini Server running Lion Server. Right now, it is serving the Netboot and DHCP services. I'd like to set it up as a Software Update server so Mac users in my office can run their ...
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Unable to access Mac OS X Lion server on web

I have the Mac OS X Lion server and am able to view on my iMac, however when I go on a different computer i am unable to see it. website: wiki.piezosystems.org
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Hosting a remote Aperture image library on a Mac mini server

We take a lot of pictures, and it would be very convenient for us if we were able to organize all of our pictures into one massive, remote "Aperture image repository." So, I got this idea to get a Mac ...
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How to include iLife with a NetInstall Image of Lion?

I've got a NetBoot server set up on Lion server that pushes several NetRestore and NetInstall images. While I have a NetRestore image that already has iLife '11 on it, I want to have a NetInstall ...
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OSX Lion Server Security

If lion server runs on osx lion, what is accessible from the "outside"? If I open a port and connect it to the ip of the lion server, will that traffic be intercepted by the server app and limiting ...
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How should I schedule a one off job?

Context: I want to schedule various servers I look after to install various updates (both through SU and not) and restart as and when necessary but remotely and out of office hours. Not on a regular ...
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How can I launch a daemon process as a specified user at boot without an interactive login?

I'm trying to setup a TeamCity Build Agent on a Mac Mini Server running 10.7.3. I have successfully got it running and building but only if I login and launch the process manually. We'd prefer to ...
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List & documentation for Open Directory properties

Anyone know where I can find documentation on the various properties available for directory services on the Mac? man dscl only tells me that I can -create or -read a record. It doesn't tell me how ...
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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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Profile Manager on Lion and the Workgroup group

The first few times I set up Lion server, we didn't plan on using the default group named Workgroup - but I now see that Profile Manager will create a workgroup with the name "Workgroup" and short ...
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File Sharing hangs Time Machine on Snow Leopard Server

I administer a Mac mini server for a small school. It's running Snow Leopard Server with all the latest updates installed. I'm backing it up via Time Machine and periodic SuperDuper clones. Time ...
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How to Automatic Backups of a MySQL Database

I am using the version of MySQL that came with Snow Leopard Server. I am running Time Machine on that server, but I know that it's not backing up the MySQL databases due to strict permissions issues. ...
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Lion Server WebDAV not working

I setup a new lion server, with fully functional dns. Forward and reverse work without issue. I have a forward DNS entry for the server externally. OD is running, and there's 5 network users. Also, ...
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Can I access 10.6 Server network/mobile accounts on a Lion client machine?

I have a Mac Pro running 10.6.8 Server and a MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) running Lion 10.7.2. I would like to configure a mobile account for my wife to use. The idea is that she'll be able to access her ...
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Disable OS X Portable Home Directories for specific hosts for all users, not just individuals?

Would it be possible to block any and all Portable Home Directory services for specific hosts? Something like MCX's "MobileAccountNeverAsk-" but for the whole workstation? We have a network with both ...
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How can I set up multihoming?

I am running Mac OS X Server 10.6 on my iMac and I am wondering how to multihome a Mac. I know it's possible to accomplish this by using both Wi-fi and Ethernet, but I just want to use Ethernet. Any ...
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Postfix SMTP server slow to accept incoming connection

I have a snow-leopard os-x Server configuration running postfix with no local firewall on the X-Serve. When a client attempts to connect to the SMTP port the connection takes about 15 seconds to ...
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Add custom options to Apache Vhost config

In Snow Leopard Server I was able to add lines to the Apache vhost files in /etc/apache2/sites in order to add custom configuration options. In Lion Server those changes are overwritten as soon as ...
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User required in Profile Manager Exchange settings

I'm working with Profile Manager in Lion Server 10.7.2 I want the user to be prompted during the installation, not set the value here. To have the user prompted both fields need to be left blank. The ...
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server & network setup

ok - just bought a mac mini server but not sure about the best way to set it up for remote access etc. At the moment its; cable modem (has 4 ethernet ports) > airport extreme > lion server (& ...
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Device enrollment fails, error: server certificate is invalid

I have an Xserve running 10.7.2 Server fully patched today. We have a valid SSL from GoDaddy installed. Lion's firewall is off, hardware firewall is not blocking any traffic. From an iPad I can ...
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Is there a way to see connected static leases in Lion Server?

In Lion Server Admin, under DHCP settings, it is possible to see a list of "Clients", but for me this list is nearly always empty, except in the rare occasions when I allow a machine on my network ...
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Unable to log in to open directory account

I'm in the process of setting up my Mac Mini with Lion server. Everything appears to be working fine on the server, but I'm having problems logging into any open directory account that has a network ...
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Script that Automatically Does Something Every Day

I'm looking for a way to automatically run a shell script or command every time interval. I'm running a server and I want to backup some folders every day. I don't want to use time machine because the ...
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Lion Server DHCP randomly loses settings and reverts to defaults

I’ve been trying to set up Lion Server on a Mac Pro with it acting as the router/gateway/firewall/DNS/NAT and DHCP. I’ve been trying to setup an internal-only network named mycompany.something. After ...
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Is Lion server really a valid server for small business?

I'm considering to replace my existing windows based server on my small business (< 10 employees) with a mac mini server with Lion Server installed. But after a look at the App Store, I noticed a ...
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How can I use more than one connected drive for Network Time Machine backups on Lion Server?

In Leopard Server, via Server Admin, you were able to enable multiple partitions to be Time Machine Backup Destinations. In Lion Server, there seems to only be an option to have one Time Machine ...
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File access problem with SMB and AFP on Mac OS X 10.4 SERVER

Ok, I have about 10 macs, each with a different username/password that acces a mac os x server raid. File on the server, Photoshop, illustrator and indesign is used and open by anyone, anytime of the ...
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How can I set up a local mail server on Lion?

I am developing a site with django (email registration) and for testing purposes I would like to set up a local smtp server on my MBA. This has to be local because my main work location does not have ...
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migrating Ubuntu DHCPD to OS X Server

My LAN includes an Ubuntu 9.04 server which runs an ISC DHCP v3 daemon. I'd like to migrate the data from that daemon to a Lion OS X Server. Is there an easy way to do this (by copying the Ubuntu ...
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getting mod_rewrite to work on Mac OS X

I'm trying to get mod rewrite to work on my Mac. This is the content of the .htaccess file: <Files *\.ini> order allow,deny deny from all </Files> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule .* ...
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How do I find out the hostname of my Mac OS X server?

I'm trying to connect with mysql_connect using PHP. I was wondering how to find the hostname when I turn my MacBook into a server by turning on the personal webpage. I have Apache, MySQL and PHP ...
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Lion Server: Is Mobility in Workgroup Manager related to Profile Manager in the Server.app?

I'm about to set upon a difficult task -- well, difficult for me anyway: Lion Server and Profile Manager with an eye toward managing a couple of MacBooks that will be taken out of the office from ...
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Lion Server not able to set Open Directory user account to store home directory on server

I'm setting up a new Mac Mini server for a client that came with Lion Server. The Mac Mini will act as an Open Directory server and will store each Mac user in the office's home directory on it. It's ...
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Changed home directory of OSX Server user account, user disappeared, access remains

I'm dealing with my company's Mac Mini (with loads of data I cannot risk on an external drive, but cannot plug out because of below) running Mac OS X Server 10.6.4. My problem was that I needed to ...
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DLNA Server work with Sony Bravia

Which DLNA Server do you recommend to install on my mac to make it work with my Sony Bravia? UPDATE: Mainly interested in support for mkv videos.
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Migrate local user account to network account

If I have a user with a local profile on their mac and they want to migrate all the data to a network based account (OS X Lion server), what's the best way to do this?
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Open Directory and “Local” Logins

In the Windows server world, when you connect a computer to a Domain, you have the option of logging into the computer locally if there are local accounts. Consider this scenario: I have a Mac with ...