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10.5: Make Time Machine work with AirPort and AFP disks
Authored by: tc60045 on Nov 01, '07 08:53:49PM

I've been playing all evening with TimeMachine, as I'm intent on having TM backup to a .dmg on my linux server (via NFS).

It appears, after mounting the .dmg as root (yes, root) and cloning a physical TM to a .dmg that there must be a line in the TM code that filters out 'drives' based on Protocol = ...

The only difference b/t my .dmg and firewire drive, as evidenced by 'disutil info' is that protocol value. And TM will have nothing to do with the disk image.

There should be nothing wrong with using a .dmg on a file server, as OS X can happily hardlink or symlink within. So this is most vexing.

Time to disassemble TM and find that line of code...



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