2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2009 12:31 AM by kapitaen_1

    Mac mini for server

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      Mac mini for server

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      Are there any concerns or issues one might have to use a Mac mini for their FileMaker 10 Server?

        • 1. Re: Mac mini for server
          MartinBrändle
            

          It depends on the usage: Test server or productive system, small work group or many clients, maybe even web clients?

           

          One weak point of the Mac Mini is its laptop-type hard disk that has a high risk to fail with data-intensive tasks. Other weaknesses are missing hardware redundacy (disks, power supplies, network adapters) and failover as a good server would offer.

           

          How much is your data worth to you? 

           

          If you are a Technet member search the Technet forums for Mac Mini on discussions on this topic.

           

          Personally, I would never go this route for a productive system. Others mileage may vary. 

          • 2. Re: Mac mini for server
            kapitaen_1
              

            Mac Mini for server? I dont see any problem...

             

            Mac Mini im Rechenzentrum

             

            Oooops, yes, there is a problem. Connect a second hard disk for a regular backup schedule for your filemaker server. But this is not a Mac specific problem, it is a general problem.

             

            greetings from gemany

            Chris