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Setting up my first MacMini Server

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Setting up my first MacMini Server Reply with quote

I am new to the Mac world and as such this site.

I just purchased a new Mac Mini Server with i7 processor and 2Tb of disk. In addition I have purchased a Western Digital 4Tb External drive (2 ea 2Tb drives) which will connect via Thunderbolt.

I have been reading post about setting up the server and have one question I would appreciate input from you experts.

Should I setup the basic server and then add the external disk storage or set it up in the initial process?

I come from a windows environment and so this very new to me.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can actually do it both ways really what ever you are comfortable doing just remember macintosh cannot read or write ntsf which is the windows drive format for vista win7 and win 8
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did something change? OS X could read NTFS since 10.3.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can read from NTFS, just can't write to it unless you have some software enablers.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I managed to get it in after the initial server setup. MUCH easier than a windows environment. Only issue I am researching here now is how to rename the external 4TB drive. Searching site tonight. Again thanks much
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