How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

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There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to Time Machine for backing up my Mac.

Well, this guy has figured it all out and has posted a rather all encompassing tutorial with detailed instructions making it easy for novice as well as advanced users. As the tutorial describes, the main task is to configure Netatalk and Avahi so that a folder in your Ubuntu hard drive appears as a Network drive to the Time Machine! Although the tutorial is dated 2008, it works perfectly for latest configuration. I have already set it up on my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard, and as I write, Time Machine is backing up my data to the server.

Go ahead give this a try and if you have any problems, fell free to post it in comments.

HowTo: Make Ubuntu A Perfect Mac File Server And Time Machine Volume [Update6]

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