Articles by: maccanada

Macworld Updates

So, amid the major announcements of 10.4.4, iLife 06 and a new version of iWork something interesting was mentioned…something about Intel…

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An R-D of RAID Admin

It’s been a few weeks since RAID Admin (hereon known as RA) and firmware 1.5 was released. Now seems like a good time to go through the options, both old and new, explain a bit about them, and then discuss the best way to update your firmware, along with *why* you might need to. This article does not address Xserve RAIDs in an Xsan environment.

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Mail backup script for Tiger

A while back Joel put up a script to backup the key components of the mail store for 10.3 server. With Tiger, we got the added benefit of AMaViS/ClamAV/SpamAssassin so I made a few changes…

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Enhancing your Mai?le? Performance

So, you like the little slider for Spam in Server Admin? It’s pretty cool, but there’s a bunch of stuff you can do to ‘enhance its performance’…

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Best practices: Mail

Everything you should need to know about the initial setup of Mail.

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Xsan Deployment Advice

Xsan has been out for a few months now so it seems like a good time to go over some Storage Area Network (SAN) stuff and then go through a typical Xsan setup.

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Using DNS in OS X Server to Block Ads

Right, we all hate ads, don’t we?

Good. Then if we could use the DNS built in to OS X server to block the ads from appearing on any client that uses
that DNS server, it would be a good thing, wouldn’t it?

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