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Configure OS X Server's caching server OS X Server
A new feature in the latest update to OS X Server is a caching server. This is designed to cache files in setups with multiple users so files only need to be downloaded once from the internet (or from the Mac App Store, iTunes Store, etc.). Files are cached locally, so users can save time getting downloads.

Apple has published a technical note explaining how to configure the caching server. You can set a limit to the amount of disk space used for the cache, you can choose a location for the cache, set the number of concurrent clients accessing it and much more.

This looks like a valuable feature for any organization running OS X Server.
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Configure OS X Server's caching server
Authored by: david-bo on Feb 06, '13 08:29:12AM

The big question is if this is available in the client version of OS X with manual setup. Anyone?

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Configure OS X Server's caching server
Authored by: lurch99 on Feb 06, '13 10:31:59AM

OS X Server is now a whopping $20. This is one of the features that distinguish it from OS X client, and make that twenty bucks well spent. Of course it's possible Greg Neagle will release an open source version of this that may or may not work, but dropping twenty bucks gets you plenty of cool stuff.



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Authored by: david-bo on Feb 06, '13 12:10:03PM

Didn't know that! A client version + $20 or just $20 straight?

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Authored by: BiL Castine on Feb 07, '13 06:33:08AM

$20 (Mountain Lion) + $20 (Server.app). Since it's covered under the Mac App Store license terms, Server.app will then be licensed for any machines you own.



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Authored by: agentx on Feb 11, '13 03:55:14AM

Not if using for Business.
You have to buy a licence per machine.



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Authored by: jaydisc on Feb 06, '13 08:06:40PM

It is not. It sits inside Server.app.



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Authored by: audiophil on Feb 18, '13 10:16:51PM

What a wonderful lack of documentation for this thing.



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