Questions tagged [osx-server]

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

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What redundant, on-site, low-downtime backup strategies exist for servers?

I'm helping manage a OSX snow leopard server for a small company and one of the first things we did was setup time machine to get backups going. However, having at least one more of the copy of the ...
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Lion Server:Cannot enable address book server

I bought lion server and would like to set up an address book server to keep contacts synchronized. With the address-book side panel is selected I click the On/Off switch, which should turn it on. ...
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Is Apple's Screen Sharing tool secure?

I've been using Apple's screen sharing tool to connect from a client to an Xserve for a while and it's just occurred to me that doing so might be quite a bad idea! I know VNC is inherently insecure ...
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How do I uninstall or downgrade from OS X Lion Server?

I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, then I purchased and installed the Server from App Store. Now I'd like to remove the Server features, and revert to standard Lion. I don't mind reinstalling, ...
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PostgreSQL in OS X Lion

There's be mention made of the fact that OS X Lion Server ships with PostgreSQL as it's standard database rather than MySQL. Can anyone confirm: It this specific to server or does OS X Lion "client" ...
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How should I set up the firewall and DHCP with an AirPort Extreme and Lion Server?

I'm trying to set up a network using an AirPort Extreme as a router (connected to the WAN on one end and the LAN on the other). I understand that out of the box I will have a hardware firewall, and ...
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Are there any downsides to installing Lion Server on my laptop rather than Lion?

I'm trying to decide whether to get Lion or Lion Server. I'm not too worried about the $20 premium or the extra disk space used, but I'd rather not make things more complex to work with and manage, ...
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Cleanup apache config for Lion Server

I have installed Lion Server on my box. (broke my existing VPN setup, and I wanted to play around with it). I had a bunch of stuff already setup in apache (some webdav for omnifocus, ical, etc). ...
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Can Snow Leopard Servers`s File Sharing (AFP), iCal, and iChat be updated without user logins/accounts and by individual iMacs?

My supervisor wants this setup. We have the internet service provider connected to a switch, and the switch has Snow Leopard Server and 5 iMacs connected to it. Is it possible to use File Sharing, ...
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Why is Java virtual memory reservation so high? Bug?

On my Mac Os 10.5.8 Server, Java is reserving 16,777,216TB (about a third more then the sum of all human knowledge -eek!) of virtual memory. I know it's not really reserving this (it would be pretty ...
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mac mini server installation fails

I am trying to reinstall a clean copy of Leopard Server on my Mac mini server. I have erased both disks and tried to reinstall the OS, but it's always stuck at 36 minutes. The installation ...
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How to run a nightly backup job on Snow Leopard Server via launchd

I have been trying to configure a nightly backup job on my Mac Mini server, and after a lot of Googling and digging and man-page'ing, I figured out that launchd seemed to be the correct too, and tried ...
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Remote access to PowerPC Leopard Server

I have a PowerMac G4 at my office running Leopard Server that I'd like to be able to access remotely. Normally, I'd just use VNC / SSH, but it's behind a router that I don't have admin access over (it'...
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Is there a way to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard server as an Internet gateway with bandwidth tracking per user?

I'd like to use Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Server as an Internet gateway. My router would connect to the Internet facing NIC on my Mac Mini server and the internal NIC would connect to a WiFi ...
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Upgrading the from OS X 10.6 to OS X Server 10.6 in-place to remove the 10-user FTP limit in client?

Is there an easy way to upgrade from OS X 10.6 to OS X 10.6 Server, or a workaround to eliminate the 10-user limit for ftp connections?
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What setup allows a Windows 7 client to use OS X 10.6.7 server VPN with L2TP?

I'm trying to get my Windows 7 laptop to connect to my OSX server VPN via L2TP. I understand that Windows 7 has some issues with NAT-T and I was wondering if anyone has a fix for this. Or has gotten ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.7: Disable Apache?

I'm doing some Rails dev, and I'm trying to get Pow running. After making the appropriate symlink, if I try to go to idealm_web.dev/ (idealm_web being the name of my Rails project), I get this: I was ...
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Cannot log into Workgroup Manager

I recently reinstalled the Mac Mini Server using Snow Leopard-server, but using the account I created during setup (allegedly the server administrator account) I cannot authenticate to the LDAPv3/127....
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Is Snow Leopard Server a good candidate for everyday use as a main OS?

Although similar questions have been asked before [1,2] non of them fully address whether OSX 10.6 Sever is a good candidate for everyday use on a top of the line computer. For the really lazy; 1 - ...
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OS X Server FTP server

I'm running an OS X Server with the following services turned on: Web, MySQL, DNS, AFP, Firewall. I'd like to also start FTP, and I did this, but I can't seem to make it work properly. I'm sure there ...
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Is it possible to connect automatically to a server on login without an opened window?

I know how to have the connection established at login, but I don't know if it's possible that the Finder doesn't open a window of the server root... I've tried the "Hide" checkbox, but this doesn't ...
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Xserve shuts itself off and boots at will

Okay, there's a lot of smart Mac guys here, so lets see if any of you can figure out this stumper. Our Xserve G4 (RackMac1,1) went incommunicado a few years ago was left in this state until I pulled ...
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MySQL service is grey under Server Admin

We just made a fresh install of Mac OSX Server 10.6.7, but the MySQL service doesn't seem to work, which is strange as its a fresh install! I open Server Admin, and under Services, the MySQL service ...
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Should I install Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server?

I will be using Mac OS X Server to hold an email server, web hosting, DNS and iOS and Mac development and I was wondering if you guys think Mac OS X Snow Leopard would do me just fine or if Server ...
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Recieving Error Code 60 connecting iCal to OS X Server

I have a problem with my Mac mini running OS X Server 10.6.6. I want to use iCal and Address Book on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro. I started the two services without SSL. I installed port ...
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How do I reset the software Mac OS X Update Server

I somehow managed to mis-configure my Mac OS X update-server and would like to reset it, the problem is that there is no reset button to put the update-server into it's original inactivated state. ...
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List DHCP leases held from client

Does Mac OS X Snow Leopard store complete information on the client DHCP leases it holds on Snow Leopard Server? It is apparently not recorded in /var/log/system.log — although this information ...
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Differences between Snow Leopard Server and Desktop?

I have a friend who is wanting to get a Mac Mini to do iPad development. He says the server version is cheaper than the desktop version. I've only ever used the desktop version. Is there any reason ...
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How can I get Time Machine to back up the contents of a FileVault while logged in?

Disclaimer: this question and answer are targeted to the Snow Leopard implementation of FileVault where the user home folder is only encrypted in a bundle. Lion's implementation of FileVault doesn't ...
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What is the best free FTP server for Mac OS X Server?

I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard server on a mac mini and was wondering what the best free FTP server was? I hear okay things about pure-ftpd but I'd like something with an easy to manage UI as well ...
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Can Time Machine on a server use quota?

We have enabled Time Machine on a Mac OS X server (10.6) with a big RAID drive. The server will be used by many users for their backup. How can we set quota so that every Time Machine backup takes up ...
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OS X Server 10.6 and Fully Qualified Domain Names

From the Advanced Server Admin for OS X Server v.10.6: You must have a fully qualified domain name for each server’s IP addess in the DNS system. The DNS zone must have the reverse-lookup ...
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Snow leopard server: use a NAS volume as share point

I have a mounted nas volume (/Volumes/Volume_1) and i would like to create a share point on this, so that it can be accessed via FTP or whatever. Yet, when in server admin > file sharing, I cannot ...