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How to recover data from Apple raid 0 drives from dead xserve?

Yesterday, I was given two 160GB hard drives that used to form a striped RAID in an Apple xserve. The xserve is completely non-functional, but the issue is unrelated to the hard drives and I don't ...
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Apple XServe not booting from anything (USB, CD) - Prohibited Sign

I have an XServe (Early 2008) which was working good before, however, I recently deleted all my raid drives because I wanted to recreate them. So now, I have nothing, no recovery partition or ...
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Monitoring memory (sharedm buffered, cached) for Xserve

I am trying to monitor detailed memory useage over time for MacOSX /Xserver. NetSNMP version 5.4.2.1 on MacOS 10.6 does not report the following mibs oid=".1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.4.11" ...
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does somebody know whether a linux / opensource driver does exist for the apple xserve 3,1 raid controller?

I'm trying to install linux on a apple xserve 3,1 which comes with some strange raid controller that does not get detected by linux. lspci is telling me: 01:00.0 RAID bus controller: Apple Computer ...
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SSD in early 2008 Xserve Apple Drive Module

Pretty much the title: it possible to use a modern, 2.5″ SSD in an Apple Drive Module on a early 2008 Xserve? This would be replacing a 15k RPM SAS drive, and in most places I've looked that HDD is ...
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Any Linux distro which is supported on EFI enabled XServe

I am looking into installing Linux on a test XServe machine and see how it goes overall. We have our entire infrastructure on OSX and would like to move to Linux servers. Is there any distribution ...
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Booting Clonzilla on Xserver 2.1 from CD

I am trying to boot CloneZilla on Xserver 2.1 from CD. I have tried to use C key as well as option and command while booting. It always goes to MacOS instead. I have also tried to tinker with the ...
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How to install X server [closed]

I have a linux server where I want to run a jar file but when i run this its showing at java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment.checkHeadless(GraphicsEnvironment.java:159) at ...
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Xserve Xeon: 1TB Drive does not show when plugged in

I've got an Xserve and when I plug in a 1TB Western Digital Drive, the drive does not show up in the finder. There is nothing wrong with this drive, and I am at a lose as to why this could be, some ...
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XServe Raid with Ubuntu 10.04 problems

I have an Apple XServe RAID connected via fibre channel to a Dell Poweredge R610. This server is mainly for hosting subversion repositories, and storing disk images. In the past 6 months or so we ...
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Folders having multiple reincarnations on clients

We are running a Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.8 on a Intel XServe. Most of the data is stored on the internal disks. When clients (mostly Snow Leopard) connect to the server and use it normally for a ...
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New hard disks for Xserve RAID

We have an Xserve in our office: MAC OSX 10.4 2 X 2Ghz Dual Core Xeon 2GB RAM It has 4x250GB drives in it and we need to expand. What I am wondering is: Are we limited to what sort of drives we ...
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Back-up solution for Xserve + Xserve RAID?

I've got an Apple Xserve, connected to a 10TB Xserve RAID. I've also got several other Windows-based servers, and file servers, in the same rack. My current tape back-up solution runs on a Windows ...
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Running VMWare ESXi on Apple Xserve

So we're running VMWare Server running on Windows Server 2008 which we administer via the web interface. However it turns out the machine we're running it on has serious hardware limitations, most ...
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Our XServe FTP area is not allowing external access

We are a graphic design agency and therefore we work pretty much solely on MacOSX. We have an XServe server and up until yesterday was fine. We have an FTP area where we can upload files to our ...
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Mac OSX Server - Mac Mini to XServe Migration

If I build out a Mac OSX Server install on a Mac Mini and then when it's ready for production I image the disks to an XServe, is there any reason the resulting system won't just work? Assuming I'm ...
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Maximum hard drive space for an Xserve G5

At my college we're upgrading an Xserve G5 (RackMac3,1) to be a file server for some courses. Currently it has one sled with a 75GB drive. Obviously, this isn't enough. I've tried some Googling on ...
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How can I prevent vanishing error when using rsync with an nfs mount?

I'm in the process of moving files from an Ubuntu server to a Snow Leopard server. The Ubuntu server has an NFS share of around 6TB which I'd like to clone to the Snow Leopard server. I mounted the ...
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How do I enable the serial port on an XServe G5 (10.4 Server)

I have my ZyXel USG 200 router's console port connected to my XServe, and I want to stream real-time logs from it to a text file on the XServe itself. I need the serial port to be set to 115200bps, ...
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Standard Operating Temperature Range for Xserve PSUs

We use Lithium for network monitoring. For Xserves, by default it throws an alert when the PSU temperature goes above 65°C. Lately, we've been getting multiple alerts a day with the temperature ...
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How traffic travels between virtual servers

I'm running three virtual servers on a single physical server (using Parallels Bare Metal for virtualization and one Xserve is the physical server). I'm wondering how the traffic travels between the ...
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Is it possible to use an Xserve RAID/SAN with Xen via Fibre Channel?

I have just inherited an Xserve RAID/SAN device. I would like to interface this with XEN so that I can store an image on the SAN which I can quickly deploy to a VPS instance on XEN. Another ...
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Throttling bandwidth for Apache on an Xserve (Mac OSX Server 10.5.8)

I was wondering if anybody has any solutions for throttling bandwidth on an Xserve (running Apache 2); I'm trying to use mod_bw (http://ivn.cl/category/apache/#bandwidth), but have been running into ...
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OS X Server 10.4 postfix qmngr is suddenly using tons of resources

I have an Apple XServe G5, running 10.4 server, that I use primarily for my (small) companies website and internal email. Usually, the processor usage hovers around 5-10% total. As I have a rather ...
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Tools for monitoring Xserve and Xsan

I'm looking for some software (preferably commercial, supportable and easy for non-techy users to use) to monitor a number of Apple Xserve servers running OS X 10.5, and running as an Xsan controller. ...
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Xserve G5 Leopard Server - How to turn off the beeping when the RAID is degraded?

My XServe G5 is beeping constantly because of a RAID drive that has failed. We're going to get a new replacement drive tomorrow evening. The beeping is very annoying and I was wondering if there was ...
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XServe Remote Set Up Doesn't Work

I just mounted a newly purchased XServe. I have turned on the XServe. I have installed Apple Server Admin Tools on a second computer. I can see the newly purchased XServe under "Ready for Setup" in ...
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Can admin edit a user’s “Manage Account Access” (ical)

As a server administrator, can I edit a user's "Manage Account Access" settings. This is where a user sets who can see their calendar. Whenever we add a new user, we have to go to every person's ...
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XServe won't let me log in

After a power-failure, my Xserve won't let me log in on the login screen. I can still SSH into the box and access its other services, but the login box just shakes when I write either a local username ...
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Remotely sync Time Machine drives

I have an Xserve that runs Time Machine to a local terabyte drive. I also connected my external terabyte drive for a time period and had Time Machine use it to establish the seed data. I plan to ...
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Mount an additional Xserve volume with autofs on Linux

A few years ago I setup autofs on a RH Linux box to mount volumes from four XServes. I need to add a couple new volumes from these same Xserves so that I can access files from the Linux box. I've ...
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Mac OSX server 10.5 external DNS questions

I bought an old xserve with 10.5 server. I have followed all the books and tutorials online, but none of them seem to explain setting up name servers for use outside of my network (I would like to ...
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NetInstall working on some systems, not working on others

I'm having an issue where my NetInstall setup works on some computers and fails on others. I am not able to diagnose the issue. I created an image of a Mac Mini and then created a NetRestore image ...
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How do I startup Xserve OS X without the GUI?

I'd like to start-up Xserves at Unix run level 3. At least turn off the GUI and have all the service app (networking, ssh, apache, mysql, etc.) running in the background. Is this possible? How do I ...
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Presenting Apple XServe RAID LUNs to XSan

I am working on a Final Cut Server setup with an associate and one of the things we need to do is setup XSan2 with two Apple XServe RAID units. I am able to get into the RAID Administrator and ...
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Who uses Mac OS X Server and why? [closed]

I am really curious. Mac OS X as a server sounds like a very expensive solution that is not much better than the free one provided by free software. I understand paying extra for a nice UI and an ...
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Running Mac OS X (non-server) on an Xserve?

I have a Xeon Xserve running Mac OS X Server 10.4. I'm very much not a fan of Mac OS X Server, and would prefer running plain old Mac OS X 10.5 on it. But I'm worried that I'd lose some features in ...
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MacOS X iSCSI Initiator MPIO or LACP Support

I am trying to find a MacOS X iSCSI Initiator with MPIO or LACP Support to use on MacOS X Server 10.5. We've been looking at ATTO's, but it doesn't MPIO nor LACP.
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Deploying DeployStudio

Also see question http://serverfault.com/questions/7870. Edited to add this link to a great document that I should have been using all along but didn't find until it was too late. I've successfully ...
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How do you disable or uninstall NetRestore from a NetBoot server?

I'm trying to move from NetRestore to DeployStudio for my dual-boot Apple deployments, but I'm not sure how to remove NetRestore from my NetBoot server. When I NetBoot a client, it still launches ...
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Is it possible to run Windows Server on Apple Xserve hardware?

Apple's Boot Camp allows you to run a Windows client OS on Apple hardware. Has anyone had success in running a Windows Server OS natively on Apple's Xserve hardware? Does anyone know if Boot Camp ...