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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: matyas.ka on Apr 08, '11 03:08:31PM

Out of curiosity, I noticed that since netatalk support AFP v.3.3 in the beta version 2.2-beta4(released on the 8th of April 2011). AFP v.3.3 mandatessupport for Replay Cache functionality, so now netatalk should support a "robust network disconnect/reconnect, especially important for Time Machine".

Have anyone tried the new beta release?

All the best,
Matyas



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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: chesterdkat on Apr 12, '11 08:00:35AM

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Netatalk version 2.0.5-3 and it seems super reliable. I backup 3 Mac's to it and two are MacBook Pro's via WiFi.

The points about "Replay Cache or TM Lock Stealing" missing in Netatalk are well taken.

I moved my backups from my Time Capsule to the Ubuntu server about 6 weeks ago when I had a corrupt backup that I could not remove except by reformatting the Time Capsule disk. I've followed the various articles about Time Capsules lasting about 18 months on average and mine is a few months older than that so I'm now hesitant to move back to it.

Good article! I'll watch as replies are posted...



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