I've got a huge server (running Ubuntu Linux) which has got a 2TB raid sitting there just begging for me to backup to it.
I run netatalk to enable sharing via the AFP protocol to my Macs (all my client boxes are Macs pretty much) and had setup timemachine to use a shared drive on the server as it's destination.
Only trouble is it seems to be completely unreliable. I reguarly get problems where TimeMachine cannot finish the backup for one reason or another, and sometimes it seems to bring the whole server down (I know its a software rather than a hardware issue because the server is actually Ubuntu running under KVM and the KVM host is always still running).
So the question is has anyone had any success trying to do this? Does anyone know of any issues? Is there a better way to go about this? I know its a little vague but I was wondering if other users had experiences to share.