[Chugalug] TimeMachine on Ubuntu

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 05:01:00 UTC 2013


Jonathan,

The iomega SAN does Time Machine perfectly. So it's possible.

-Eric

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Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734




On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Jonathan Calloway <
jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:

> I didn't think Time Machine supported non OS X hosted afp shares.  I think
> I tried something similar once after setting up FSM on a Windows server.
>  The Macs could use the afp shares for storage but not for Time Machine.  I
> think the only remote hosting you can do for Time Machine is through an Air
> Port Extreme, but I could be wrong.
>
> Jonathan Calloway
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jun 9, 2013, at 3:05 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I was using an iomega SAN device which worked perfectly for Time Machine
> which worked great until I added a second drive. The SAN kept thinking
> there was a problem with my second drive in RAID1. And since the iomega
> needs to erase both drives to get RAID1 back, it's not a great situation.
> So I've been trying to get my FreeNAS 8.3.1 server to work with Time
> Machine on my Macs. The web UI makes it seem like it's point-and-click. But
> the unRTFM method doesn't seem to work. So I followed a few different
> howtos on the web with little more luck. I can make Samba/CIFS shares that
> show up in Finder. But nothing shows up in Time Machine.
>
> I don't really have any data on FreeNAS yet. I've migrated everything to
> an external 4TB drive while I get this squared away. And I wouldn't mind
> being able to run other stuff on my NAS box. It's a Core i5-2500K with 32GB
> of RAM - way overkill for just FreeNAS and FreeNAS isn't delivering on
> ease-of-use.
>
> Dipping a toe in the waters, I decided to try setting up netatalk and
> avahi on my Ubuntu 12.10 workstation. I followed this guide online:
>
>
> http://d43.me/blog/1660/concisest-guide-to-setting-up-time-machine-server-on-ubuntu-server-12-04/
>
> I created a /opt/tardis directory that I chmod'd 777 since I wasn't given
> clear instructions on how to set permissions. The share shows up in Time
> Machine but when I try to connect, I get an error on the Mac and then the
> afp daemon crashes on Ubuntu.
>
> Anyone else have any luck with this?
>
> -Eric
>
> P.S. Yes, I made a post to CHUGALUG that involves three different flavors
> of Unix! How's that for on-topic.
>
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