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Why use OS X in this case?
Authored by: etwoy on May 01, '02 04:30:04PM

OK, there are a few things I don't quite understand about this.

You must be running as an AppleShare server, right? Otherwise you'd just use Darwin, and avoid even more cruft, right? (Or run Linux/BSD on an x86 box, why pay the premium for Apple hardware in this case?)

How are you backing up your HFS+ file system? AFAIK all the backup apps out for OS X, Veritas, Retrospect, all need to use the GUI.... Unless you're just using Amanda or something, but then you mustn't need to keep resource forks, so wtf are you doing running OS X as a server in this case?

Anyway I just don't think this is something people should be running out and doing on their servers.... If you need to do something like this, then you're running the wrong OS or the wrong hardware.

If you don't need to run Mac Manager or use the interface of Server Admin, then you shouldn't be running OS X Server. If you don't need to be an AppleShare server, then run Darwin. If your box is too old to handle the load of the GUI, run Linux/BSD.

of course if you've just got some old crap box at home, and you're not really talking about a server in a working environment.....

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