New Data Center Option – Phoenix!

We’ve hinted recently about our growth and expansion. Today we are extremely happy to announce that we are adding a West Coast data center option. We are working hard to bring PHX1 (Phoenix, AZ) online for March 10th. From that location we’ll be offering nearly identical service as we have for over 3 years from MKE1 (Milwaukee, WI). Our customers will be able to host Mac minis with great access to both the East and West Coasts (over 1,450 miles between locations). We pride ourselves on our customer support. We know the difference between us and other data centers is our employees....

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Happy New Year at Mac Mini Vault!

Happy Holidays and New Year from the staff at Cyberlynk and Mac Mini Vault! Earlier this month we tweeted a photo of a recent fiber build out that we recently turned live. Last week we began peering both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on a new fiber circuit from Level 3. We’re also expanding the MKE1 (Franklin, WI) data center. Our next data center build out will give us over a 100+ cabinet capacity. We use those cabinets for hosting Mac minis, Mac Pros, as well as various other services and colocation options. There are a lot of exciting services and upgrades planned out for 2014. We...

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The New Mac Pro.

The new Mac Pro was announced this past summer at WWDC. We waited until October to hear once again from Apple that it’ll be here soon. We had already working on our cabinet design for months at that point. Our Mac Faux/Mock Pro served as a guideline. We have yet to be able to test with actual Mac Pro hardware. Apple began accepting orders for the new Mac Pro this morning. We hope to get some in sometime during January. Shortly after which, we’ll be able to confirm our cabinet design and make any necessary adjustments. The testing phase is extremely important to us. ...

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Upgrade to Mavericks.

Apple made shockwaves this week by releasing OS X 10.9 Mavericks on the announcement day for free. Any 2009 model or newer Mac mini is eligible to upgrade to Mavericks at no cost, especially our VALUE machines! Server.app is a paid upgrade and works just the same as the 10.7 to 10.8 upgrade path. While the basic Server.app functions (web & email) have had smooth upgrade results, we’d recommend holding off if you rely on VPN or other advanced features. We’ve had a mix of reports on post-upgrade VPN functionality. Some of the important things to remember are: The upgrade...

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Reference Material (Mavericks Server).

Are you looking to learn more about OS X server or how to configure a particular service? For most basic configuration questions, we can assist or perform them for you. There are other resources that go further in detail into configuration and administration of OS X server. This link to Apple’s Max OS X Server Guides will link you to documentation that cover specific topics. Everything from iCal server, to user management, to the xcode server. Also below is a link to an Apple Knowledge Base article containing common TCP/IP port numbers. This comes in handy when creating advanced...

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Install MySQL on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Our popular MySQL Installer for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has been upgraded to support OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The installer script is a part of our Mac-Scripts Github repository. More information about the scripts can be found at code.macminivault.com. There are other great automation scripts available on that page as well. We encourage users and customers to join github, request features, report bugs, fork the repo and tweak our code. Ultimately we are trying to save everyone time and frustration with these scripts. To install the script copy the following line and paste it into...

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VALUE Mac minis available for $350.

SOLD OUT as of 3/31/14 – We are sold out of these VALUE Mac minis. Up until recently all of the Mac minis we sell or rent were all new from Apple. They come with factory warranties and all packaging is kept, cataloged, and returned to the customer when the machine no longer requires to be colocated. The customer then has a Mac mini they can use or sell. The Mac minis hold their value really well. One of the things we mentioned in our upcoming projects post was options that lowered costs and simplified the ability to host OS X in a data center. Our new VALUE Mac mini option is a part...

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