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10.6 server install disk download iso????

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A Flinders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 1, 2013 1:04 PM

I need to rebuild my RAID and need to reinstall snow leopard server, but I can't find the install disk. Where can I download the image??

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to A Flinders)

    Server 10.6 was only available as a DVD. It has a complex serial number that is required for activation. There was an additional CD in the package with Server Admin Tools, (but those CAN be downloaded).

     

    The DVD contains a 10.6 WITH Server install, and a 10.6 Server ADD_ON Install if you already have 10.6 in place and just need to add Server.

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  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to A Flinders)

    Macs can boot from any disk, internal or external. There is nothing magical about the original RAID you installed. A copy is as good as the original.

     

    If it is still viable, make a clone of it on another drive and boot from the clone.

     

    If you have Installed MacOS X Server on a RAID that has now failed, and have no bootable backup and no Installer/Utilities DVD, you have a much bigger problem than not being able to find your disc.

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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to A Flinders)

    .....which I CAN NOT do without the installer dvd.

     

    Then you need the DVD. Call Apple phone sales and see it they'll let you order one. If not, buy one from a reputable seller. There is no download.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 4:31 PM (in response to A Flinders)

    a full time machine recovery

    Why are you so obsessed with a full, automatic Time Machine recovery of everything in one gulp? 

     

    System stuff is in System Directories. It amounts to about 20GB. The vast majority of that stuff is invariant. It can be copied, restored, re-installed with impunity.

     

    The Boot Drive also has the Open Directory database, if you are using that, but the Open Directory database can be archived and restored separately. The original Admin user is on there as well.

     

    User stuff is ALL in /Users or wherever you have re-assigned it. It can be restored piecemeal, but you may need to log in as Root to get all the permissions right.

     

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    I realize all the stuff you find online tells you to boot from the Installer DVD. Those are general solutions that always work and don't require as many additional drives. You have some different constraints. There are many other ways to do what you need to do.

     

    If your Boot RAID is destroyed and non-functional, and you have no backup, and you have no Server DVD, you should contact Apple to get a replacement Server DVD. I do not expect it will be free.

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  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:01 PM (in response to A Flinders)

    with all that multiple hardlinking going on in a TM directory structure I wouldnt want it to be my only choice....

     

    Don't touch the inside of Time Machine's directories. It is not for Human consumption. Use the "Star Wars" Time Machine restore system to restore any directory or sub-Directory you like.

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