5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2010 7:55 PM by Gordon Davisson
cmctrack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a mac mini server, early 2010. I have had it running for a few weeks, and I restarted it today and it wouldn't reboot. I had to start in single user mode and change root permissions, somehow the DNShost had got changed which caused havoc. I fixed the DNS so it is working, and I have my websites back up and running, (also the changeip -checkhostname looks good) but now the Wiki Server does not seam to run.

When I try to connect to any of the wikis I have, I just get a screen that shows the progress wheel and text "Server starting up..."

I have no idea what could have changed or what could be wrong. I can see the group folder for the wiki and all the files are still there. I have tried to stop and start teams from command prompt and that seems to have no effect.

Also as a side note in case it matters, I cant seem to disable php. When I uncheck it in Server Admin, when I click save, it just re enables with a check... not sure why.

I could only find one post about the Wiki Server stating up problem
(http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2365263&tstart=1") but there was no solution?

Anyone have any ideas where to even begin looking. I tried the manual, but I cant seem to find it referencing this issue.

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • CNUSysAdmins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem yesterday. It appears to be a permissions issue. Check the directory that hosts your Collaboration services (mine is on a separate volume "/Volumes/PcP/Collaboration"). The user and group _teamserver needs to have read & write access to all subdirectories.
  • AlvaroL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My server has the same problem. I am using Snow Leopard Server 10.6.5. Wikis were working fine
    and since yesterday every time I try to access I get Server starting up... I checked permissions for
    the folder I have on /Volumes/DATA HD/ServiceData/Web/Documents/Collaboration
    Root and admin have read & write as well as all subfolders. Which is the same as to the previous
    folders up to DATA HD.
    Are those the correct permissions or what should they be?
  • AlvaroL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My server has the same problem. I am using Snow Leopard Server 10.6.5. Wikis were working fine
    and since yesterday every time I try to access I get Server starting up... I checked permissions for
    the folder I have on /Volumes/DATA HD/ServiceData/Web/Documents/Collaboration
    Root and admin have read & write as well as all subfolders. Which is the same as to the previous
    folders up to DATA HD.
    Are those the correct permissions or what should they be?
  • AlvaroL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did not understand those permissions to _teamsserver user and group that was mentioned before, until I copied the content on /Volumes/DATA HD/ServiceData/Web/Documents/Collaboration to /Library/Collaboration and propagated permissions to child forlders, changed the wiki storage and my wikis worked again. But if I want to keep then on my previous volume I need to change those permissions, and the user and group _teamsserver is not on any list that I can choose from. So how do I assign those special users and groups to the folders?
  • Gordon Davisson Level 3 Level 3 (520 points)
    There are two ways to assign the owner and group to the Collaboration folder and its contents:

    1. Run the command "sudo chown -R teamserver:teamserver /path/to/Collaboration" on the server.

    2. In Server Admin -> server name in the sidebar -> File Sharing -> navigate to the Collaboration folder -> Permissions tab under the browser, you can double-click on the owner and group listed in the POSIX section and it'll let you type in new User and Group names. Then Save, then select Propagate Permissions from the action (gear icon) menu under the permissions, and choose to propagate the owner and group names (but none of the other options).