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  1. #11
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    Re: HOWTO Use Ubuntu As A Mac OS X Time Capsule

    Hi all,

    I did install successfully netatalk etc, and I could connect to the server home users directories from our Macs. The issue is that I tried to add another share (/Volumenes/tera "tera") as per below:

    The line below sets some DEFAULT, starting with Netatalk 2.1.
    EFAULT: options:upriv,usedots


    # By default all users have access to their home directories.
    ~/ "Home Directory"
    /Volumenes/tera "tera"
    # End of File



    It did not work, but also even after removing the new line I entered, Netatalk is not working properly. When I try to connect the server again it says that it is an old non compatible version. I don't get it as it was working before and I left the file as it was when it was working.
    Obviously I restarted netatalk after every change but did not work, even restarting the whole server did not help at all.

    The server is Ubuntu Server 14.04 and the Mac clients are Yosemite.

    Any idea?

    Many thanks in advance.

  2. #12
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    Re: HOWTO Use Ubuntu As A Mac OS X Time Capsule

    Hi All,

    I've got this working on my Ubuntu 12.04 Xen Guest and it was working great for ages, I haven't done anything to the guest that I am aware of, and then all of a sudden - it starts showing me this screen every time I join my network:
    (I followed this guide, which from a quick scan over is the same as the on here)


    Pressing 'Start New Backup' causes - as you'd expect an entire new backup of my entire computer and looses the old one.
    Then I go to work, come home, plug in and it pops up again.

    I'm not sure where to start looking to debug this =(

    Drive is not full:
    Code:
    /dev/xvda2      931G  271G  614G  31% /timemachine
    This is the entire of my syslog:
    Code:
    Jul 15 07:35:04 timemachine anacron[2136]: Job `cron.daily' terminated (mailing output)Jul 15 07:35:04 timemachine anacron[2136]: Can't find sendmail at /usr/sbin/sendmail, not mailing output
    Jul 15 07:35:04 timemachine anacron[2136]: Normal exit (1 job run)
    Jul 15 08:17:01 timemachine CRON[2840]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 09:17:01 timemachine CRON[3564]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 10:17:01 timemachine CRON[4261]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 11:17:01 timemachine CRON[4985]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 12:17:01 timemachine CRON[5709]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 13:17:01 timemachine CRON[6475]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 14:17:01 timemachine CRON[7172]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 15:17:01 timemachine CRON[7896]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 16:17:01 timemachine CRON[8620]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 17:17:01 timemachine CRON[9344]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 18:17:01 timemachine CRON[10041]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 19:17:02 timemachine CRON[10807]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Jul 15 19:39:16 timemachine afpd[11078]: AFP3.3 Login by timemachine
    Jul 15 19:40:20 timemachine afpd[11078]: AFP logout by timemachine
    Jul 15 19:40:20 timemachine afpd[11078]: AFP statistics: 5.82 KB read, 5.83 KB written
    Jul 15 19:40:20 timemachine afpd[11078]: done
    Jul 15 19:41:36 timemachine crontab[11254]: (root) BEGIN EDIT (root)
    Jul 15 19:41:42 timemachine crontab[11254]: (root) END EDIT (root)
    Jul 15 19:52:28 timemachine afpd[11407]: AFP statistics: 0.52 KB read, 0.38 KB written
    Jul 15 19:52:30 timemachine afpd[11408]: AFP3.3 Login by timemachine
    Jul 15 19:52:31 timemachine afpd[11408]: AFP logout by timemachine
    Jul 15 19:52:31 timemachine afpd[11408]: AFP statistics: 2.11 KB read, 3.50 KB written
    Jul 15 19:52:31 timemachine afpd[11408]: done
    Jul 15 19:56:46 timemachine afpd[11511]: AFP3.3 Login by timemachine
    Jul 15 19:57:38 timemachine afpd[11511]: AFP logout by timemachine
    Jul 15 19:57:38 timemachine afpd[11511]: AFP statistics: 5.84 KB read, 5.69 KB written
    Jul 15 19:57:38 timemachine afpd[11511]: done
    Jul 15 20:05:51 timemachine crontab[11656]: (timemachine) BEGIN EDIT (timemachine)
    Jul 15 20:05:58 timemachine crontab[11656]: (timemachine) END EDIT (timemachine)
    There is nothing of note in dmesg, the last entry was at 148 seconds and the system has been 'up' for 57 days so far (scheduled reboot 57 days ago, problem was present before then)

    The system is a dedicated 'timemachine' guest node - and has NOTHING but the vanilla Ubunu 12.04 Server install, and the guide as per the link at the top (which is taken from here anyway).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  3. #13
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    Re: HOWTO Use Ubuntu As A Mac OS X Time Capsule

    @Dan_Streeter:
    Sorry but i am not able help you. I have this message only one time in the past, and aftet creating a new Backup there was no problem until now.

    Now i updated to 10.11 and i am not able to mount a volume with afp. With samba i am able to mount, but TimeMachine does not work. Maybe apple change something about it, but not sure.

    Does someone also have the problem with osx 10.11 and avahi/netatalk? And is there a solution?

    Cheers

  4. #14
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    Re: HOWTO Use Ubuntu As A Mac OS X Time Capsule

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Streeter View Post
    Hi All,

    all of a sudden - it starts showing me this screen every time I join my network:
    [snip]
    Wish I had the answer Dan. I also get this once in a while (maybe every six months?) but haven't looked into it.
    But I will say that I don't take my laptop different places. You don't have TimeMachine set up at the other network you use also, right? I know you can't have two TimeMachine backups.

  5. #15
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    Re: HOWTO Use Ubuntu As A Mac OS X Time Capsule

    It worked for me after I appended options:tm to the Line with my filesystem in /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default :

    /data/backup/apple "MyTimeCapsule" options:tm

    Regards,
    Johannes

  6. #16
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    Re: HOWTO Use Ubuntu As A Mac OS X Time Capsule

    Hi, I did this, and it is working. The only problem is the mac keeps asking for the Ubuntu (Time Machine) login and password? If I put in the Ubuntu computer's main login and pw, the Mac will do the Time Machine backup.
    How do I get it to just do the backup without asking for the login and password for the Ubuntu computer?
    Thanks!
    P.S. Mac is Mt. Lion 10.8.5 and Ubuntu is 14.04 LTS
    Last edited by nevertellanyone; March 2nd, 2016 at 09:11 AM. Reason: added system info

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