[Samba] Mac Time Machine backups
spam_from_samba at chezphil.org
Fri Jan 31 15:31:10 UTC 2020
Thanks torch & Louis for your comments.
I'm using the standard Debian buster packages. I don't think
I have any need for Spotlight; this is a pure Time Machine backup
It seems that it works without any explicit Avahi configuration,
though I need to set "mdns name = mdns" in order to get the
hostname in lower case in Finder.
Here is what I am now using:
# This configuration was based initially on the following:
# Then feedback in this thread:
# The reddit thread included an Avahi configuration fragment, but
# that is not needed; Samba manages this itself.
obey pam restrictions = yes
dns proxy = no
disable netbios = yes
smb ports = 445
vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr
server min protocol = SMB2
use sendfile = yes
fruit:copyfile = yes
mdns name = mdns
# Disable printers:
printcap name = /dev/null
load printers = no
# %m expands to client machine's name:
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
# Hmmm, is this working correctly? See below about %m.
# Smaller than the default. In kB.
max log size = 1000
# This sets the icon that appears in the Finder on the Mac.
fruit:model = RackMac
# See /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Info.plist
# Options include RackMac, TimeCapsule, possibly "External Disk"
# (Hmm, except changing it to TimeCapsule didn't work...)
# Hmm, could use the machine name %m rather than the user name %U here.
path = /srv/timemachine/%U
# Or can I? There are comments in the smb.conf man page about %m not
# working on port 445, which is what is set above.
# Note sure about this; it's saying that the only valid username is the
# username that the client is trying to use. How is that different from
# saying all users are valid?
valid users = %U
# Not the default:
writable = yes
# Need this!
fruit:time machine = yes
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