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Here's an article I've stumbled upon that describes how to configure an Ubuntu box to be recognized as something to use with Time Machine by OSX. I've meant to hack this together on my Gentoo, but never got around to do, so I'm not making guarantees of whether it works or not. ...


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Good question. There are a few good solutions available to you. I tend not to trust Apple's plan for enterprise or large-scale deployments following the abandonment of the Xserve and Xraid. Other folks in your position include media-creation professionals, video and audio production and education. You're going down the right path in looking for supportable ...


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You could try whether "map acls = mode" in afp.conf helps with AFP permissions when dealing with ACLS.


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Quotas apply to an entire volume. Simply mount a separate volume on that path, and set quotas appropriately.


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For each share in /etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default add options:usedots to make Netatalk create .DS_Store instead of :2eDS_Store. The files will still be there, but as dot-files they'll be invisible.


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Here is a guide on how to disable it's creation on Macintosh based clients: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1629 (With out third party tools)


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One workaround is to use TinkerTool or BlueHarvest on each Mac to disable the creation of .DS_Store files on non-local disks.


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Most appletalk authentication and connection initiation issues are related to the network interface duplex settings. The issue is usually found where one Ethernet side is set to 100 full and the other side is set to auto-negotiate. This can be remedied by either forcing both sides or setting both sides to auto-negotiate. These settings can be found on the ...


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I've used 25 mac's on an ubuntu server using netatalk and NFS. It's a disaster : first of all, don't use home directories on the server with NFS. It is possible, but some applications (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Apple Mail etc.) don't like this. Apple Mail will in time complete mess up its mail database on the workstation, forcing to recreate all the ...


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I've used netatalk for some time (1+ year)m, but only two clients at home. Never had problems. I use SMB along with this for my third client, so that everyone can access the same share of files. So yes, and no, are the answers :)


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As Gionn said, you don't strictly need AFP, but using it is a lot easier (especially if you also install avahi to advertise your server). The error you have is due to CUPS, by default netatalk depends on it. So you should try to install CUPS or disable the dependency (as I am a Gentoo user, I don't know how to do this on Ubuntu). Then install the latest ...


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The transport doesn't matter (I do it over AFP to an airport extreme and SMB to a FreeBSD box (onto a raidz volume). The key is enabling backups to unsupported volumes: defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1 This will make a mounted share available and create a sparse disk image atop it and allow you to back up to ...


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We've got part of our infrastructure on a mac xserve platform attatched to an ActiveRAID box, and I'm concerned about where things are going in that space too. Anyway, moving on: Ewwhite has addressed everything I could possibly hope to say about storage but I did want to add one thing regarding backups? Have you considered cloud-based backup? There are a ...


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You can get more info on the issue with the debug log of afpd (Apple Filing Protocol daemon, part of netatalk package). To obtain it, add the following to configuration line in afpd.conf (it's usually located at the bottom of the file): -setuplog "default log_debug /var/log/afpd.log" E.g., my config line looks like this: - -tcp -noddp -mimicmodel ...


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Well, anything interesting in the logs while this is going on? I get 25-60MBps over 1 gigE between my MBP17 and our Linux AFP backup host (raid1 of the built in disks, next step, add storage) depending on sending or receiving, doing Time Machine backups and restores. Not done much with solaris in some time, also, netatalk version? The netatalk people have ...


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There's some talk that the problem is that the DHX2 authentication module (required for Leopard+) regenerates the Mersenne primes every time you try to log in (which can take quite a while, especially on slower machines!). 2.2 theoretically fixes that (by generating them just once at startup), but it's only just been officially released and I haven't tried ...


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I have had success with this, but not using AFP. With OSX macs, you're much better off using Samba and mounting the shares that way. I've been using that for quite a while with no ill effects.


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They're working on it: http://netatalk.sourceforge.net/2.2/ReleaseNotes2.2beta1.html


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Try this workaround: Add acl check permissions = no to [global] because of how Darwin ACLs are closer to Windows ACLs instead of POSIX ACLs. Sources: Apple's Mac OS X Server Mailing List AFP548.com



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