[Chugalug] TimeMachine on Ubuntu

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 10 13:49:00 UTC 2013


I used to prefer openfiler until I discovered openmediavault from the 'lug.

http://www.openmediavault.org/


On 06/10/2013 09:29 AM, John Alcock wrote:
> Openfiler vs FreeNas?
>
> Thoughts?
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) 
> <shadowhunter at gmail.com <mailto: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...
>
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>     On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com
>     <mailto:ebwolf at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>         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 <tel:720-334-7734>
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>         On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com
>         <mailto:ebwolf at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>             Jonathan,
>
>             The iomega SAN does Time Machine perfectly. So it's possible.
>
>             -Eric
>
>             -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>             Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734 <tel:720-334-7734>
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>             On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Jonathan Calloway
>             <jonathancalloway at gmail.com
>             <mailto: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 <mailto:ebwolf at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>>                 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 <tel:720-334-7734>
>>
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