Category Archives: macOS Server

Snippets on GitHub

I finally started putting up some things at GitHub. You’re not going to find “the next big thing” there like other projects, but I’ve put together a small collection of scripts that I use in my daily life that I … Continue reading

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Increase Max Files Open/Max User Processes in OS X

Recently I ran into an issue where my OS X Server would become laggy for periods of time and just didn’t seem to be responding as I expected. Now, I do quite a lot with it and between being my … Continue reading

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Moving Certificates Between OS X Server Installs

Recently I have started looking into moving some of the more important pieces of this server into a Virtual Machine environment for ease of backup and restoration in the event of something going very wrong. One of those items I … Continue reading

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My Quest for Free SSL Certs

One of the projects I wanted to start off the new year with was adding some more security to my digital life. I have previously written about using LastPass for password security, but what about personal sites such as this … Continue reading

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Recover Open Directory/LDAP on OS X

Occasionally, after a power failure or a forced system restart, you may have an issue with Open Directory starting again. Often it will appear to be “on” in the Server.app but under Servers is displayed “Unable to Load Replica”, even if … Continue reading

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SMART Hard Drive Monitoring – Windows and Mac OS

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of hard disk failures. People are often incredulous that it could happen to them. As technology has progressed, just about all vendors include some sort of SMART diagnostics in their OS and/or motherboard … Continue reading

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