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derek_500

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Hi all,

Just looking for some things I may have overlooked. We are going to migrate our Kerio Connect server from a very old XServe to a new i7 Mac Mini. The system is dedicated to Kerio Connect. 16GB RAM (more than we need right now), 256 GB SSD primary drive. We are attaching a Promise Pegasus RAID (4x2TB, RAID 10) to hold the mail store. We have about 80 users, several with over the recommended quota limits (that's a battle for another day). None with a message count over 100K. Figuring this system should be fast enough and leaves room to grow for a while.

Looking for any good advice/best practices.
Should we put the mail store volumes in the Spotlight Privacy folder? Will that affect Kerio's indexing/searching capabilities?
Any other good advice for making this setup faster/better?
Is there a best practices guide for setting up a Mac for this purpose?

Thanks
-Derek
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tonyswu

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I would honestly just exclude the whole Pegasus RAID from spotlight.
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derek_500

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That's reasonable enough. Any other changes to the OS or just leave it be? (which is fine)

I don't want to go customizing heavily. I'm just checking to make sure I haven't missed something important.

Thanks
-Derek

(clearly a poorly timed question, all focus seems to be on the openssl bug this week...)
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derek_500

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Can anyone answer if the Mac version runs as 64-bit?

Thanks
-Derek
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tonyswu

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There were some TCP/IP bugs in version 10.9.1, which were supposedly fixed in 10.9.2, but I am not sure. I am still running 10.7.5 myself, so unfortunately I can't tell you from real experience. Perhaps other people can chime in.
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My IT Indy

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I wouldn't run any other services on the server, once you enable webdav filesharing you're going to create issues. Just leave the Server OS as stock (or don't even run a server OS)

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derek_500

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Thanks for the tips. We decided not to run server OS on it, and have 10.9.2 installed. A quick check of processes in Activity Monitor has confirmed that it's a 64-bit program. No other services will be running.

Looks like we'll be good to go. If anybody comes up with performance tips later on feel free to add them here.
-Derek
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MacLab

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Add an external drive for a bootable clone of the boot drive another for a clone/backup of the store drive. Have a spare mini on hand.

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