Preface to the problem, we have a LaCie 5Big Network (not Network2) which Mountain Lion machines can't connect to. I thought I would try to configure a VM to mount the AFP share that the 5Big provides, and then share over netatalk using Ubuntu software rather than the NAS's built-in (broken) stuff. It's got a ton of space (6TB) that I'd like to salvage.
Ubuntu 13.04 installed, I've successfully:
- installed netatalk and avahi
- configured my /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default to contain
/mnt/backup "Office Backup VM" cnidscheme:dbd ea:sys options:usedots,upriv,tm allow:timemachine
- have added user timemachine
- have created /mnt/backup owned by timemachine:timemachine, chmod 777
At that point, issuing
sudo service netatalk restart starts the service successfully, and I can run TM on this share without issue.
Here's where I start to meander....
I shutdown netatalk, clear /mnt/backup, have installed
mount_afp, and can successfully run:
sudo mount_afp afp://user:email@example.com /mnt/backup
Before this command is executed, the DIR listing is:
drwxrwxrwx 2 timemachine timemachine 4096 ... backup
After I run it, it goes to:
d????????? ? ? ? ? backup
If I issue: sudo ls -l backup I can see its contents.
I restart netatalk, seemingly without incident. Attempting to connect to TM from a Mac on the same network yields:
The operation couldn't be completed. (OSStatus error 2.)