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CLOSED: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:50 am
by dforbes
All,

I know there's been some interest in having an easy Timemachine backup solution. Just want to let you know that it is being actively worked on and I'm hoping to have an app ready for testing in the next week or two. At the moment, I've got it broadly working with both Snow Leopard and Lion. Timemachine automatically recognises the volume and connects to it. However, I want to satisfy myself that files can actually be successfully restored before releasing it into the wild.

As a teaser, here's a screen grab.
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DF.

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:15 am
by sag47
This looks freaking awesome :) I don't have a mac but I wish I did after seeing this.

SAM

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:47 am
by Psycho
any news regarding this app?

I'm looking to migrate my WHS to Amahi and Timemachine is something that my sister will use alot.

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:53 am
by dforbes
Sorry for the absent update. I was hoping to be able to have a neat integration with greyhole at the first release, but some obscure technical issues between AFP, samba and greyhole have slowed that down. I'm currently running a tough stress test (2^21 files in a directory) and checking that it will do a full restore just on a basic disk (not using greyhole). It will be a few days more before I know the results of that test, as I'm running it inside a VM.

DF

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:45 am
by thejekocomputer
if you need someone to test it please feel free to contact me, I have a amahi server, one imac (2009) and a new MacBook pro.

Sergio

sergio.nada (at) gmail.com

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:51 am
by thejekocomputer
dear dforbes,
do you have good news for us?

I've try to compile netatalk 2.2 without luck and i really need a way to use timemachine with my HDA.

Thank you

Sergio

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:51 pm
by chriscc
Hi,

i would love also to be able to backup my Mac on my server, any tips on how you did it?

thanks
chris

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:15 pm
by scottrc35
I'm assuming this is the same "Amahi Time Machine" App that just appeared in the **p Store. It seems to be working great for me with my lion mac book pro.

The only thing- I can't figure out how to limit the size of my time machine backup. The app says check the Wiki, but I couldn't find the Apps wiki (assuming its not up yet since its such a new app), I could only find the old wiki for the pre lion Time machine hack.

Anyway was wondering if you could give some brief instructions here on how to limit the size?

Thanks!

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:45 am
by Psycho
For those that are using the app. How does it store the backup file? isit a sparsebundle or the normal timemachine backup?

Re: Timemachine backups with Amahi

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:14 pm
by scottrc35
I think it is regular time machine. It looks like it created a "Time Machine" Share point on Fedora, and every time it wants to back up it automatically mounts that volume and then backs up, then un-mounts it. works perfectly so far. it has backed up about 20 times so far with out a hitch.

My only concern is limiting the disk size, I have a 500GB Mac book Pro (Lion), but it never has more then 250 or so GB being used. So I want to limit my time machine to about 650GB.