TimeMachine on Ubuntu

From: Eric Wolf 
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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.

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Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ 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 thin= k 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 hich worked great until I added a second drive. The SAN kept thinking there w= as a problem with my second drive in RAID1. And since the iomega needs to er= ase both drives to get RAID1 back, it's not a great situation. So I've been t= rying to get my FreeNAS 8.3.1 server to work with Time Machine on my Macs. T= he web UI makes it seem like it's point-and-click. But the unRTFM method doe= sn't seem to work. So I followed a few different howtos on the web with litt= le more luck. I can make Samba/CIFS shares that show up in Finder. But nothi= ng shows up in Time Machine. n external 4TB drive while I get this squared away. And I wouldn't mind bein= g able to run other stuff on my NAS box. It's a Core i5-2500K with 32GB of R= AM - way overkill for just FreeNAS and FreeNAS isn't delivering on ease-of-u= se. i on my Ubuntu 12.10 workstation. I followed this guide online: on-ubuntu-server-12-04/ lear instructions on how to set permissions. The share shows up in Time Mach= ine but when I try to connect, I get an error on the Mac and then the afp da= emon crashes on Ubuntu. f Unix! How's that for on-topic. =3D-

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

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ 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

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ 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... -=3D- =3D-=3D- s e n. But hat o d 32GB er-on-ubuntu-server-12-04/ in hen =3D-=3D-

=============================================================== From: John Alcock ------------------------------------------------------ Openfiler vs FreeNas? Thoughts? On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote: s rs =3D-=3D- =3D-=3D- e is the with owed mind 32GB ver-on-ubuntu-server-12-04/ in then =3D-=3D-

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Linux vs BSD. They both have a horribly painful upgrade bump. (FreeNas - 7.x to 8.x, Openfiler 2.3 to 2.99) Openfiler hasn't had a release in over 2 years, the installer doesn't work (you have to manually fdisk), upgrading is a nightmare (this MAY be conoary's fault) and they have broken iSCSI MPIO somewhere. I have not looked back at FreeNAS after the 8.x fork/split/release whatever else happened that suddenly I have 6 TB of data that can't be seen by newer than v7 FreeNAS. I don't think either of them get it really. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRtdjWAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdAUAH/iF8CzlFmQFhqlIS0HCwSjUy RHLaU+V128B/UvNWpO7s8E1uflAgvsSCY+1pqPeEllHLc+MsvqZxKXcvk/KGFVE1 31q8G4JojJ/23t5NsWvl1X5tf7/Il7D35hq9ATFHCwHUksyAk8AmHwndR8hhTO3l QFc6nzqXGvKZVVSqcU/yNoDWu8y2iPR7F2GhsACw4FTvxbfeP6+UdjIh91OtDZ5K Bs4jZAFFq/iBHd42TQfqHNPgSJ6WSLo5hpOYu9QDz4UhmeXS1rjD7quti0da+9+w vPbsVwqDt/SW+9Jeu80rmx6WDPSVOUD5ocJviIPh7cf4uH7UUx/GMdTpPNw/hX8= =dl9Y -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ I used to prefer openfiler until I discovered openmediavault from the 'lug. http://www.openmediavault.org/

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=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ 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 - ars =3D-=3D- =3D-=3D- s me is the with lowed e t mind h 32GB n rver-on-ubuntu-server-12-04/ p in then -=3D-=3D-