I am the ED of a small cultural non-profit. I have a mid 2010 Mac-Mini Server (1TB Server) running Snow Leopard Server 10.6. I have recently purchased a 2TB Time Capsule which I'd like to use both as the wireless router and a back up drive.
I physically move our server around fairly regularly (its the nature of our business) and I have been advised that as long as I keep the same router upstream of the server, the DNS won't get messed up in the moves. This has worked OK for me with an existing Airport Extreme Base Station.
I do find though, that binding clients after I've moved things takes some futzing and I don't quite understand it all. (I'm an Arts Administrator not an IT professional).
I'm not sure if I have to set up the server again now that I want to change from the Airport Extreme to the Time Capsule as the upstream router, but I'm not that worried about it. I have only implemented one network home folder on the current server and am mostly using the server as networked shared drive right now.
I have some time to set this up correctly, make sure that clients can bind, that I have a clear path for moving the server again in a few month and most importantly have a back up routine that involves backing up the server settings and making copies of the shared data both on the Time Capsule and a portable drive for remote storage.
I've been working on this project with varying levels of success for the last three years and have involved several consultants and have spent countless hours on the phone with Apple Care representatives. What I really need is someone for whom the above is as natural as breathing and can help me put a guide together for continued maintenance and internal usage.
Thanks for your interest in this project.