24284Re: Slug as Time Machine
- Feb 3, 2010You need to mount the volume in which the sparsebundle resides manually before you setup Time machine for the first time ! Mac OS wont scan your network for it.
Finder-> Go -> Connect to server
After that you will see this volume in your selection for timemachine.
Here the longer version: Basically this worked for me (on a DNS-323) but must work on a nslu2 as well.
1) set up afp server
homedir for apple=/home/apple
nslu2 IP = 192.0.0.2
2) in the config file AppleVolumes.default
3) start apple talk server (afpd)
4) create sparsebundle file
hostname of mac computer=macbook
MAC of mac computer=0023abbadead
5) transfer sparsebundle to 192.168.0.2:/home/apple
Note: I transferred it tar'ed and gzipped and then uncompressed
There should be a directory on nslu2:
6) mount from mac osx the apple volume
7) setup Time machine using this Volume "apple"
Sometimes Time machine wont mount the volume and you see a backup "delayed" message. I think that it is not bulletproof to use a non Apple Time Machine supported network drive but so be it...
I experience that afp is more reliable than samba/cifs for time machine and prob. supports links and weird characters.
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