3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 9:44 AM by mende1
bwolfe29 Level 1 (0 points)

After a recent servicing at the Apple Retail store, my mid-2010 MacMini has a clean installation of OS X 10.6.8 (client, i.e., non-Server). I want to re-install OS X Snow Leopard Server that came with the machine when it was purchased. Can it be installed on top of 10.6.8, or do I need to wipe the disks again and re-install from scratch using the Snow Leopard Server Install DVD?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    You have to erase the drive because Mac OS X Snow Leopard DVD uses an earlier Snow Leopard build than 10.6.8

  • bwolfe29 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks mende1, I appreciate the quick response.


    What is the general consensus within the community about the relative benefits of upgrading to Mountain Lion (particularly within a server environment)? I'm thinking that if I have to do a complete OS install, I might as well upgrade to Mountain Lion and then apply the Server.app on top of that.

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    OS X Mountain Lion Server has got improvements respecting to Snow Leopard Server principally because it's cheaper than Snow Leopard Server and you can download it from the App Store. I recommend you to read reviews before upgrading, because there are some lost features and maybe you need one of those