New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Running one MacPro off another


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
smgorsch

 
Member Since: Dec 05, 2010
Posts: 2
smgorsch is on a distinguished road

smgorsch is offline
The situation is as follows: Currently own a 2006 MacPro & anticipate arrival of 2010 MacPro shortly.

Question is: How can I configure these so that every time I boot up 2010 machine, the 2006 machine automatically appears as device on my desktop. I know that if I boot one with cmd + T followed by booting second machine I can do this but that would be a PIA to do on a daily basis. Thoughts?

thanks in advance
stefan
QUOTE Thanks
Slydude

 
Slydude's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 16, 2009
Location: North Louisiana, USA
Posts: 6,736
Slydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.8,3 8 GB mem, 2.66 GHz Mac Pro - Dead, iPhone 4

Slydude is offline
Are you planning to set up a home network? If so enable file sharing on the 2006 machine (in the Sharing preference pane). This will allow it to how up as a shared place in the sidebar of a Finder's window.

If you choose to enable screen sharing you can see and interact with the 2006 machine in a window on the other mac and interact with the older machine just as if you were sitting in front of it. This article is for Leopard but I think you will get the idea. Tutorial: Screen Sharing in Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5): How it works and how it doesn't | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

"Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
QUOTE Thanks
smgorsch

 
Member Since: Dec 05, 2010
Posts: 2
smgorsch is on a distinguished road

smgorsch is offline
I already have home/screen sharing established for my computers & its fine for the occasional use but far too laggardly for everyday use. Ideally, what I would like is a direct firewire connection between the two desktops, with one being the slave of the other. That way I can access my 30 mb TIFF files (on the old computer) & process on the new one without having to replicate my entire library onto the new MacPRo.

Is this doable?

thanks
stefan
QUOTE Thanks
Slydude

 
Slydude's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 16, 2009
Location: North Louisiana, USA
Posts: 6,736
Slydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.8,3 8 GB mem, 2.66 GHz Mac Pro - Dead, iPhone 4

Slydude is offline
Target Disk Mode might be good but there are some limitationsd How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode . An ad hoc FireWire network might also work. Ad hoc networking | Utilities - Page 1 | Macworld

Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

"Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac with 15" display (hibrid) | My dad's iMac troubles. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Using bandwidth but no apps running? VinceraVivere OS X - Operating System 14 12-12-2011 06:04 PM
Macpro upgrade - is it worth it? Rawcas Apple Desktops 6 09-22-2010 07:25 PM
13" MacBook Running Really Hot With Few Processes Running nives Apple Notebooks 5 05-21-2010 10:57 AM
MacPro...worth the $$$? Baderup99 Apple Desktops 4 05-14-2010 11:18 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?