Archiving data can save you in a pinch—but what if you forget to make a backup? This Raspberry Pi project, created by Curtis Gross, solves that problem by automating the process in a convenient NAS device. The end result is a Pi-powered time machine server with all of your data stored in archives.
Tag: Time Machine
Time Machine is a great service for backing up your computer, and by default it doesn’t use much CPU power to do it. That’s great most of the time, but sometimes you need to get stuff backed up as soon as possible. Defaults-Write points out the Terminal command for doing so.
Source: Temporarily Speed Up a Time Machine Backup With a Terminal Command (Lifehacker)
We’re going to make a Time Capsule using a Raspberry Pi 2 and an external hard drive.
How to Delete Old Backups from Time Machine on Mac
TimeMachine is the way to backup your data on Mac systems. The backup and restore procedure work nicely out of the box with very little hassle involved. I used to backup my data on a local USB disk for some years. However, backups to a USB disk require you to connect the disk, otherwise no backups will be performed.
Apple will sell you the Airport Time Capsulate, which allows for remote backups. But it is also possible to configure your Raspberry Pi to offer remote backup capabilities for the TimeMachine. Turning your Raspberry into a backup target for the TimeMachine is as simple as installing an AFP server on it. In this blog post, I’ll walk through the process of configuring your raspberry to be a remote target for TimeMachine backups.
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Create a TimeMachine Backup Storage on the Raspberry Pi (blog.lobraun.de)
As a Mac user I’ve always used Time Machine for local backups. The only issue is that it requires plugging a drive directly into your machine or buying an Apple Time Capsule. At $200 – $400 that’s not a cheap option for NAS backups.
Note: I always recommend having multiple backup sources and because this setup requires mimicking Apple protocol there is potential for data loss. Use at your own risk.
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DIY Time Capsule with a Raspberry Pi (Caleb Woods)