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Mac Mini Base Model to install Yosemite Server App to use Apple Caching Service Only (maybe)?

Asked: May 27 2015 | 2:27 am EDT 2360 Views 1 Answers View Best Answer

I have at home a 2008 MBP, 2014 rMBP, two iphones, two ipads and 2 ipod touch.

I want to buy the base model MacMini to install the server app so I can save my bandwidth when I update all my devices from apple updates.

I don't plan on creating network bigger than all the devices that I mentioned before.

Will the base model be enough for this need or I need to get the mid level one?


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May 27 2015 | 6:41 am EDT Trees

General requirements for the Yosemite OS X Server are https://www.apple.com/osx/server/specs/#mn_p
Yosemite OS X requirements https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/#mn_p

If either of your MacBooks meet those requirements, may want to consider installing the Server app on a MacBook as iOS/OS X updates don't come out all that frequently.

If you want to use a MacMini for things besides updates for the other Apple devices, then it may be worth getting one.