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  1. RoadKingRick

    Illustrator files on Server

    Thanks to some info provided from the folks here, I have finally convinced my users that opening an Illiustrator file directly from the server is a no-no. (Well, most of them anyway) BUT... now I have another problem. I am investigating a user on an Intel Mac Mini crashing when trying to print...
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    DNS gone wild

    I very much appreciate the info, but my firewall (a completely different computer and OS) handles DNS. The only reason I have DNS enabled on the XServer at all is because Apple insisted it was necessary even for simple file sharing, but I frankly don't see why that should be. Maybe if on all...
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    DNS gone wild

    I do not use my XServer for internet connectivity, merely for fileserving in a static IP environment, but the fine folks at Apple insist that the OS is so heavily reliant on DNS, that it MUST be on. So, it is on, and the XServer is the primary DNS address in the NIC settings on the Macs, the...
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    Performance hit boot from External?

    Thanks for the reply. Since my original post, I tried that very technique for the users, and also did for the groups, and everything DID populate to Leopard, but I was told that the Export/Import would not carry along the passwords. About an hour after I did this, I had to break down my...
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    Performance hit boot from External?

    Glad that is working for you (and you're right! It IS a funny name!) but your scenario is the exact opposite if mine. I want to install the Server OS on the external drive and use it only for booting, and the internal drives will continue to be for data only. It looks like there will be no...
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    OSX on external drive

    Yeah, mine's a G5. (You can imagine how "happy" I was to find out that the Intel version came out about 4 weeks later....) The thing is that the OSX 10.5 server software wouldn't install on the drive connected via USB, explaining that it can't be installed to a USB drive. My external drive...
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    OSX on external drive

    yes, I had a very unfortunate crash on the first reboot of an UPGRADE install from osx server 10.4 to 10.5. Luckily, I had cloned the orginal boot drive (which also has about 300 gig of files) and I just popped that back in ,and restored the missing week's files from the unbootable but readable...
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    Restart VNC service REMOTELY!

    You may never need this, but if you do, it is the best trick ever. I administer my XSERVER remotely via the built in Apple VNC. However, the VNC service occasionally crashes, and locks my session. It also refuses any more VNC logins. This is particularly frustrating when I am off site! Apple...
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    OSX on external drive

    If I install OSX SERVER 10.5 on an external drive on my XSERVER, then use it as my boot drive, is there a noticeable degradation of performance as compared with booting from an internal drive? The server is strictly used for sharing files.
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    Performance hit boot from External?

    I just had a very unfortunate experience. Even though I KNOW it is far preferable to do a fresh install, I have over 100 users, and don't use any directory service, and I didn't want to re-enter them all, along with the permissions. So I did an upgrade from Tiger Xserve to Leopard Xserve. All...
  11. RoadKingRick

    Macs slow on big W2K3 server folders

    We have about 25 Macs and dozens of PCs accessing files on a Win 2003 server. It seems that as the folders get fuller, the Macs are very very slow to even gain access to that folder. We have about 18,500+ files in one particular folder, the PCs snap to in about 3-5 seconds, but when the Macs...
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    copying files from Xserver to Win2k3

    Our contract artists submit Illustrator files to an FTP site on a Xserver. After they are approved, they must be moved to a Windows server in a folder named after the graphic job (.eg Folder SP123456 contains SP123456.ai, SP123456.jpg, and any other related files) One of my users in...
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