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I believe it can be done but you lose the recovery partition and depending on your IT skills and willingness to start from scratch if the O/S gets hosed it might be a viable opportunity. Note that I have not done this with Mavericks or Time Machine. You need to boot from an O/S install disk. you can make one out of an 8GB flash drive with the Mavericks ...
Just for the completeness of this issue. If you land here and do not use MacOS Server, but a Synology DiskStation, do the following: Login to your DiskStation as root Open the main menu start the resource monitor switch to connected users select the blocked user and press disconnect
Ok. To anyone running up the same wall I did... I switched to an OpenSource Ruby on Rails app called WAGN http://wagn.org It does this exact thing and much more.
Mac OS X (I'm speaking here of Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks) is a pretty good system to build a secured network access. But I can't agree more with your analysis: it really lacks any GUI to manage configuration. For example, to be able to manage correctly DHCP, I finally set up a highly inelegant way to circumvent the way InternetSharing is blocking ...
For anyone getting into similar trouble : I went for ZFS and created a Software RAIDZ. I extended my Server to 5x2TB Data and 1x3TB Backup + 3x2TB Backup So I got a total of 8TB in a raid, 3TB as a Backup Drive and 3x2TB as Individual hard drives containing a Full Backup of a Section.
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