Re: FreeBSD+samba as a time machine server for OSX/Ventura?

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Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 19:10:44 UTC

> On 1 Mar 2023, at 05:28, Craig Leres <> wrote:
> In 2020 I was able to install the netatalk3 port and use a FreeBSD system as a time machine server. In 2021 when I upgraded to Big Sur appletalk was no longer supported so I switched to samba413.
> I've never managed to get this to work since upgrading to Ventura. Does anybody have a config or wisdom they could share? I've appended the config that worked with Big Sur.
> Craig
> ; @(#) $Id: smb4.conf,v 1.3 2021/07/13 22:43:22 leres Exp $
> [global]
>    workgroup = XYZ

> log level = 3
>    vfs objects = zfsacl catia fruit streams_xattr

Not sure if the order of the modules is important. 
I could not find any definite statement but I have seen references to passing data to the next module which suggests it is.

BTW I use the following alias on the Mac to get the logging for TimeMachine:

alias tld="log stream --style syslog  --predicate 'senderImagePath contains[cd] \"TimeMachine\"' —debug"