[Chugalug] TimeMachine on Ubuntu

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 05:20:31 UTC 2013


Figured it out in FreeNAS...

1. You have to manually stop and restart the AFP after changing AFP
settings.

2. You have to add '@' to groups in the Allow list.

Now have ~ 5TB of RAIDZ for TImeMachine.

-Eric

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Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734




On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jonathan,
>
> The iomega SAN does Time Machine perfectly. So it's possible.
>
> -Eric
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> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
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> 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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