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Date:      Sat, 30 Mar 2013 02:49:20 +0100
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@shaneware.biz>
Cc:        Laszlo Danielisz <laszlo_danielisz@yahoo.com>, FreeBSD - <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: external hdd
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On 30 March 2013 02:14, Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@shaneware.biz> wrote:

> On 30/03/2013 09:43, Chuck Swiger wrote:
>
>> Hi--
>>
>> On Mar 29, 2013, at 3:52 PM, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
>>
>>> On 29 March 2013 18:06, Chuck Swiger <cswiger@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
>> "supported".
>>
>>  I, for instance, have a Time Machine server running on top of
>>> 10.0-CURRENT with ZFS.
>>> http://www.area536.com/**projects/ironclad-time-**
>>> machine-backups-on-freebsd/<http://www.area536.com/projects/ironclad-time-machine-backups-on-freebsd/>;
>>>
>>
>>
>>>  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 -
> maczfs.com.
> 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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