NO: Sierra Apache SSL (may make those machines mojave with some tricks)

Bruno Del Sol bruno.delsol at bydesign.fr
Tue Jun 15 16:28:57 UTC 2021


Hi

Most of these Mac mini from 2010 or less will be excellent Linux servers for probably another decade or so...

check https://wiki.debian.org/MacMiniIntel

Just saying ->[]

Regards
Bruno


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Le 15/06/2021 à 18:12, Mark Grinde a écrit :
> Yes, at one time we ran four Xserves, but two were replaced by mac minis about 10 years ago.  They were faster, were dead quiet (which Xserves are certainly not), and required about 1/10 the space.  Have only kept adding to the mini collection since then.  We have a few newer machines, but we would like to keep the older ones in service if possible.  Hence we have our fingers crossed that Doug’s and Das’s suggestions pair together as a solution...
>
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>> On Jun 14, 2021, at 5:07 PM, Alex Clay via omnisdev-en <omnisdev-en at lists.omnis-dev.com> wrote:
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>> We recently phased out three 3,1 Xserves that I'd upgraded with gobs of RAM and SSDs. The OS compatibility was the main factor, but they were also showing their age in performance a bit. For non CPU/Disk I/O-intensive workloads, however, the Xserves ran great! Now they're hanging out with our phased-out G4 Xserves in a stack.
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>> Replaced all three with two hexacore i7 2018 minis which do the job of the three Xserves and more. It was a physical representation of technology shrinking—10 years of advancement next to each other seeing the minis next to the Xserves.
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>> Our production hosting fleet is all 2012 minis, which run strong on 10.14 Mojave. Still, we're looking at migrating to Apple Silicon in the next couple years for improved performance and future-proofing macOS upgrades.
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>> Seriously, you can't go wrong hosting on a Mac Mini. Failures are rare and they just chug along. That being said, I'm not looking forward to soldered-on storage with the Apple Silicon models. We burn through SSDs every few years, which can be replaced in the 3rd gen minis, but with the Apple Silicon boxes we'll need a whole new box. Just something to build into the pricing and business model.
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>> Alex
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