[Chugalug] TimeMachine on Ubuntu

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Mon Jun 10 13:56:54 UTC 2013


Ive been doing this on a plain ubuntu 12.-4 box for a while, works well.

http://blog.bertelsen.co/2012/07/time-machine-server-on-ubuntu-1204.html


On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  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> 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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