Time Capsual - backing up a HDD on a Linux PC?

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  1. marknicholls macrumors 6502

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    I would like to purchase a time capsual - will it backup a HDD on an Ubuntu Linux o/s (the hdd is shared on the network) and can it be set to auto back up any changes?

    Also, will the wifi on the TC intergrate into my existing network?

    Thanks
     
  2. marknicholls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, if it intergrates into my network, will it extend the range of my existing network?
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The TC drive(s) will look like a shared drive to your Linux system. Automatic saves via time machine is a function of software that runs on the Mac and is not controled by the TC device. If you wanted to make periodic saves on the Linux system it would be easy to set up. Simply run either "dump" or "rsync" out of the cron table and have the backup directory on the timecapsle drive.

    Even on the Mac buying a time capsle only gives you a networked disk, you still have to run the Time machine software on each Mac you want to backup. Linux does not change anything. You will need some timemachine-like software for the linux system (like dump or rsync)

    Yes, Apple routers can be configured to extend an existing network.
     

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