I'm considering buying an iMac mini for storage (to archive my Photo library, so not like a server but to log in incidentally and make backups). Because I will not use it often, I thought of the following procedure to use the iPad as the display for the Mac.
- Boot the Mac mini without display.
- Connect to the Mac with Screen Sharing (with a different iPad/iPhone/Mac).
- With the VNC viewer, connect the iPad I want to use with sidecar to the Mac.
- Use the Mac with sidecar.
What are your thoughts on this setup? One of the things I don't know for sure is if I can directly connect and log in to the Mac mini with VNC directly after booting.
All advice on how to do this is very welcome, also if you have different suggestions for connecting the iPad to the Mac mini.