Yosemite Server Part 16: Caching Server



In this screencast tutorial I cover how to set up the Caching Service in Yosemite Server. The caching service allows you to cache any updates or downloads from the Mac, iOS, or iBook stores on your server and have users on your local network get their updates from your server instead of downloading another copy which saves time and bandwidth on your network. In this tutorial I cover each of the settings and demonstrate how it works.

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13 comments on Yosemite Server Part 16: Caching Server

  1. Hi Todd,
    I have a Mac Pro 2013 with Server installed. I've had the Caching service running for over 24 hours and it has not cached a single item. I've downloaded OS X updates, Safari 9.0, and several iOS apps, but there is nothing reported in the caching service. Would you have any insight on this?

  2. I have many lans in my work with diffrent IP and subnet and router but the same DNS 
    example :
    server ip 192.168.100.x subnet 255.255.255.0
    iPad Ip:172.16.7.x subnet 255.255.240.0
    macbook ip:172.16.5.x subnet 255.255.240.0
    can i use the caching serves with all my devices

  3. I have many lans in my work with diffrent IP and subnet and router but the same DNS 
    example :
    server ip 192.168.100.x subnet 255.255.255.0
    iPad Ip:172.16.7.x subnet 255.255.240.0
    macbook ip:172.16.5.x subnet 255.255.240.0
    can i use the caching serves with all my devices .

  4. Hi Todd, thanks to this video i started using caching server. However, i got an issue with it, as the clients show me one particular os x update over and over again, specifically the pro video codecs. what can i do to prevent this?

  5. Hi – was having problems w/ no one being able to reply to my posts/comments. I think I've fixed, but not sure (I don't use Google+ as much as other services). Anywho, would appreciate any responses – if you cannot "reply," please consider adding a new post in "response."
    I'm also wondering if anyone has any thoughts about using Squid, or SquidMan, in addition to or as an alternative to Caching Server. Thanks!!

  6. Your series of screencasts and tutorial are very well delivered and informative.  RSVP = rhythm, speed, volume and pitch are right on the mark.

    What would your consider is the best way to reset OS Server 4 without resetting the server? 

  7. I use caching, but at one point my server lost it's Internet connection and couldn't register w/ Apple. After it re-connected, it was able to re-register w/ Apple, but the cache went back to 0k, which is not good; lost several GB cached. I attempted a restore (just the server cache directory) from Time Machine, but it didn't do anything (didn't seem to hurt, but it didn't rebuild my previous cache). Any thoughts on how to prevent this or recover previous cached data?

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