[Chugalug] TimeMachine on Ubuntu

John Alcock john at alcock.org
Mon Jun 10 13:29:42 UTC 2013


Openfiler vs FreeNas?

Thoughts?


On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)
<shadowhunter at gmail.com>wrote:

> Glad to hear so many people are finally looking at ZFS, and it's cool to
> hear all the good praise I've heard from various users.
>
> I was a beta tester for Sun Microsystems for Solaris 9 and 10, and ZFS was
> one of the major features they concentrated on during the beta phase - I
> wish I had been able to understand the concepts behind it and how to
> operate the zfs commands, otherwise I would have started using ZFS 10 years
> ago!
>
> Glad to hear you got it working, let us know your feedback on it!
>
> Cheers...
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>> 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
>>>
>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>>>
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