Pinelake has roughly 80 macs and a seriously band-aid approach to getting mac users backed up (more like bubble gum and bailing wire). I have a mac mini that manages Apple Profile Manager (similar to Windows Active Directory). In the past I have tried to setup an iSCSI initiator to my SAN, then use the mac mini as a server running Time Machine to the SAN. The iSCSI initiator kept breaking.
Is there a way to connect a thuderbolt RAID array to the mac mini & then share this out to mac users using Time Machine? Hoping to use Apple Profile Manager to push out. However, if this is not possible I don't want to purchase the thunderbolt RAID.
Does anyone have any experience configuring this? I can share that currently backing up to the cloud is out of the discussion for me.