Does anybody have any solutions to network out 2 macs in the office and then also have access to it from home. I am wanting to work on files from home but update live so I don’t have to update everything every morning when I get in to the office?
Apple store have said the Mac Mini Server is the best option and they won’t give me any other options so thought I would try here.
It might not be super smooth as a dedicated server would be, but since you only have a few computers you need to keep in sync it shouldn’t be a problem to use DropBox. You get 2GB of free space on the Amazon A2 servers. You can either have a folder on any machine you want that will sync, and/or you can just access the files via a web browser. I just have a folder on my work machine that syncs with my DropBox account. That way if I’m at home sick I can still access all the files I worked on during the week if I forgot to back them all up to our work server.
Also you could just find a really cheap Mac on eBay and then buy the server software from Apple. I don’t think it’s much more expensive than the regular OS and it doesn’t really have to run on an expensive Apple rack mount XServe hardware anyway.
Another idea is to take an older PC if you have one lying around and put Ubuntu Server on it. The software is free. The only problem might be is that the set up to get it to work with the Macs you have could be a little more involved. But it’s probably the cheapest option past using DropBox.