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  • dynamo Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2011 7:02 AM (in response to pterobyte)

    Can someone confirm this, if true it would make a big difference.

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  • Bill Raab Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 3, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to dynamo)

    An incredibly difficult Google search uncovered this...

     

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/server/specs.html

     

    notice the lack of MySQL inclusion?

  • robertfromcomfort Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2011 7:23 AM (in response to capaho)

    Wow, people.  Grow up and be admins.  Long before OS X I was installing NetBSD on PPC macs and running them as internet servers.  Imagine my joy when Apple built OS X on top of BSD.  OS X IS a server platform at its heart.  The consumer version strips much of that away.

     

    Apple's Server Admin GUI was always crap but the underlying technology is rock solid.  I had to turn off my web and mail servers in the GUI because my configurations broke the GUI but they ran great! 

     

    You want a GUI to run your server?   Install Webmin.

     

    It's UNIX people.  Learn to use bash or csh or stay out of the terminal.

     

    The only thing I can see the server version adding that I really need for a server is a kernel tuned for server performance instead of desktop use.  The rest is fluff.

  • sbkeith Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Aug 3, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to dynamo)

    So Apple dumped MySQL in favor of PostgresSQL... And?

     

    Why is everyone crying so foul and saying it's a deal breaker?  Just go here and download the MySQL .dmg archive for 10.6 and install it on your server.

     

    Pros:

     

         1) You get the latest version of MySQL and can update to the latest MySQL whenever you feel like it.

         2) Download the MySQL Workbench GUI and you can have a workflow tool 1 gazillion times better than anything Apple EVER came out with for the entire management of MySQL - including server management.

         3) It comes straight from the MySQL Development group - not an included binary version from Apple.

         4) Install the MySQL System Preferences pane and - manage it from the system preferences on your Mac.

     

    Cons:

         1) You're gonna have to actually do some reading on the MySQL Dev site to tweak a few setup configuration details such as setting the root password.  Big deal.

     

    OK everyone, take a deep breath. It's not the end of the world!  MySQL is fully supported on Lion Server as it is running on my production server and I have yet to encounter a problem.  Did it take a few extra steps or a little extra time to get it running? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes - by a long shot. My dev team has now started developing for the PostgresSQL database. Whoopee so we now have two DB options when developing data solutions.

     

    These discussions have a search feature- take the time to look them over and see if you can find an answer. There are some pretty smart people in here.

  • Bill Raab Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 3, 2011 7:46 AM (in response to robertfromcomfort)

    You have impressed us all with your knowledge and manliness Robert. Yes we should all grow up, beat our chests and take a step back into the world of CLI. Thank you for slapping us into shape.

  • goeres Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2011 9:49 AM (in response to sbkeith)

    Just to add that before 10.7 I always used CLI to run MySQL. Easy, fast and reliable! This is one of the easiest thing to add MySQL

  • nick-unb Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2011 6:50 PM (in response to spearssoftware)

    My admin upgraded not knowing this. The MySQL binaries and my database were preserved, but not mysqldump. How am I supposed to backup my database? I could upgrade to MySQL 5.1, but I would really like to do a mysqldump backup before attempting anything like that. Any ideas?

  • keeperofthecheese Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Sep 12, 2011 12:06 PM (in response to nick-unb)

    Your finding has been reported.

     

    In the meantime, you can copy mysqldump from an existing Snow Leopard Server system.

  • furthur Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2011 8:38 AM (in response to spearssoftware)

    Apple has also removed SNMP from 10.7.1 Server

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