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Faster than 99% of the US

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All CloudMac systems have a full gigabit port (1,000 Mbps) to the Internet.  We accommodate our customers by utilizing several 10Gbps upstream fiber links on our Juniper MX routers.

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OS X 10.8.4 fixes NFS

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Prior to OS X 10.8.4, folders and files written to a NFS server were not visible to other Mac systems.  The workaround was to un-mount / re-mount the NFS server, which is not ideal. 10.8.4 includes the following: “A fix for an issue that may prevent changes to files made over NFS from displaying” This […]

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Resetting OS X video settings remotely over SSH

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One of our Xserves was recently connected to a new KVM via a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter.  When connecting the Mini DisplayPort to the Xserve, the video signal was not usable (screenshot below). A reboot will clear the issue, but why reboot a production server?  Especially this server with over 425 days of uptime! […]

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Sonnet – Mac mini Rackmount

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CloudMac.net supports the hosting of Sonnet’s xMac mini Server PCIe rackmount kit. From Sonnet: “An xMac mini Server combines the usefulness of the RackMac mini 1U rackmount enclosure for Mac mini Server computers with the functionality of the Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards to enable you to transform a Mac mini with […]

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More bandwidth!

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To continue offering premier Los Angeles Mac hosting, CloudMac has increased bandwidth on colo and dedicated Mac mini’s. $30/mo includes colo for your Mac mini and 500GB monthly transit on a 1Gbps (1000Mbps) port.  We feel everybody needs fast connections so we only offer 1Gb ports for all customers on our non-oversubscribed network. Pricing details […]

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Create ISO from folder

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Sometimes it is necessary to create an ISO image from a folder.  The syntax is below.  Thanks to mattberther.com for the info. hdiutil makehybrid -o ~/Desktop/image.iso ~/path/to/folder/to/be/converted -iso -joliet

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OS X Server DNS TTL

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For some reasons, you may want to modify the TTL (Time to Live) of a DNS Server. The default TTL is 10800 seconds (3 hours).  To modify the TTL, edit the following file on your OS X DNS Server and replace $TTL 10800 with the $TTL value you desire.  Please note using a TTL value […]

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Some Xserve’s

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Host your Xserve with CloudMac for only $80/mo.  This price includes the following: $0 Setup Cost Static IP Address Remote Reboots via our managed power infrastructure 500GB bandwidth per month on a 1Gbps (1000Mbps) port Month-to-Month term, no commitment Your server will be hosted in our primary datacenter in Los Angeles (One Wilshire).    

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Gigabit connections for all customers

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All existing and new customers will be upgraded to 1 gigabit per second (1,000 Mbit/s) links to the Internet.  Previously, there was a $15/mo upgrade cost for bumping up from 100Mbps.  We decided all customers should have fast access to the Internet and offer this for no additional cost.  $30/mo gets your Mac mini in […]