Hi, I have a base model M1 Mac mini that is my full time, multipurpose Mac, serving as my primary desktop computer, Plex server, SecuritySpy camera server, Carbon Copy Cloner remote destination for my wife and kids’ backups over the network, Backblaze source for off site backups for the mini itself as well as attached external drives that serve as the destination for the previously mentioned CCC network backups, etc.
Anyway, I plan on using the mini just as a server and backups and making a Macbook Pro my primary computer for everything else
So, aside from the obvious things I need to keep on the mini to allow it to continue to run Plex, SecuritySpy, CCC, backblaze, etc. I’m wondering if there’s anything else I should keep on it?
And along the same lines, what all can I and should I remove from it?
I need to still stay signed into iCloud right? I don’t really need iMessage on it, Apple Music, etc. but I imagine I’ll need to be signed into the App Store for any app updates, etc.
Anyway, if someone has done something similar any advice on how best to make the mini as low maintenance as possible would be greatly appreciated.