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How can I reset Mac Mini SL Server and start over?

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Mar 27, 2010 6:15 AM
Hi, I have managed to mess my SL server installation by accidentaly creating a new user with the same short name of the original user that I used to setup the server.
Since I am new to the SL server there are other things I discovered I would do differently so it is probably a good idea to start from scratch.
The problem is that my server is the default configuration Mac Mini which doesn't have a DVD slot. So I guess that a clean installation should be made remotely?

Any tips and ideas are welcome
Mac Mini SL Server, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
    Hi Emmanouil

    I'm surprised you did not find anything when searching the forum? It's been mentioned many times before. Perhaps this will get you going again?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2129

    The drive will be wiped if you decide this is the option for you. Unlike OSX Client there's no archive/install with OSX Server.

    Bear this in mind when configuring your server again. A slack/so-so/unconsidered decision made at the Setup Assistant phase can/will have major consequences sooner or later. Some of which will be difficult to 'cure' without a reformat/reinstall. One word of advice and three rules: Begin at the end to start at the beginning. Yes I know but think about it and it does make sense. The rules: (1) DNS; (2) DNS; (3) DNS.

    If there is something of value on the Server target disk mode it first to another mac. How do you Target Disk Mode? Attach a keyboard, reboot and hold down the 'T' key. Wait until you see the drive(s) mounted on the other mac. Copy relevant data. When done eject the disk(s), disconnect the firewire cable and follow the support article.

    If you have another server you could create an nbi of the Server Installer Disk and start again that way.

    HTH?

    Tony
    iBook G3 (10.4.11)

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