Setup Samba on ZFS for MacOS Time MachineSat 14 December 2019
Notes on setup
This should be rewritten in Ansible, but for now these are the commands.
Create a zpool. I named mine backups. Disable access-times and enable the SMB share.
zfs set atime=off tanker/backups zfs set sharesmb=on tanker/backups
Install Samba if you have not already.
apt-get install samba
Backup your default smb.conf.
cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.ORIG
/etc/samba/smb.conf and add the following:
[global] workgroup = your-cool-workgroup usershare max shares = 100 usershare allow guests = no [timemachine] comment = Time Machine path = /tanker/backups/timemachine browseable = yes writeable = yes create mask = 0600 directory mask = 0700 spotlight = yes vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr fruit:aapl = yes fruit:time machine = yes
Create the timemachine directory that will store your timemachine backups.
mkdir /tanker/backups/timemachine chown msnow:msnow /tanker/backups/timemachine
Add user and password:
smbpasswd -a msnow
Restart smbd and nmbd:
systemctl restart smbd && systemctl restart nmbd
Status of Samba commands
smbstatus cat /var/lib/samba/usershares/tanker_backups
View Samba Users
net usershare list