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Sat Mar 30 01:49:23 UTC 2013
On 30 March 2013 02:14, Shane Ambler <FreeBSD at shaneware.biz> wrote:
> On 30/03/2013 09:43, Chuck Swiger wrote:
>> On Mar 29, 2013, at 3:52 PM, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
>>> On 29 March 2013 18:06, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
>>>> Time Machine is only supported on top of journaled HFS+; I'm not
>>>> sure how fusefs-hfs is doing on FreeBSD, though. Or you could
>>>> setup multiple partitions and have an exFAT partition for data
>>>> interchange between other OSes.
>>> Now, unless I got things wrong, I believe you're mistaken.
>> The key word above which folks might not be paying enough attention
>> towards-- particularly in the context of a backup solution-- is
>> I, for instance, have a Time Machine server running on top of
>>> 10.0-CURRENT with ZFS.
>>> Indeed. As one might note on that page:
>> defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolume
>> **s 1
> The real point to notice is that the mentioned zfs storage is accessed
> over the network not over a local usb/sata cable. The freebsd server
> reads/writes to zfs the remote mac only talks afp over tcp seeing it as
> another network fileserver.
> While 10.5 included a zfs read-only kext apple removed it in 10.6 or 10.7.
> There is an oss version of zfs started that appears to have been revived -
> There is also a commercial package for osx zfs - zevo.
> I'm not vouching for either of these just mentioning that they exist.
Aye, I know that.
My point is, perhaps that'd be his best bet then ?
Attach the USB device to the FreeBSD box, export it over afp.
I know that's not really ideal, that's a given.
However, this is a solution that allows him to use the disk on fbsd, and
still be able to export TM backups.
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