How to set up Time Machine over SMB in Jail

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anodos

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I will flesh this out as I have time. I have TM over SMB working in a samba jail on my FreeNAS server

Step 1: Create Jail
Step 2: Pkg update in jail
Step 3: Portsnap fetch and extract
Step 4: Add storage to jail under /srv/TimeMachine
Step 5: Copy samba patches to /usr/ports/net/samba46/files

- patch-libcli__smb__smb2_create_ctx.h
- patch-source3__modules__vfs_fruit.c
- patch-source3__smbd__avahi_register.c
Step 6: Compile samba from ports with avahi support
cd /usr/ports/net/samba46
make install clean
Step 7: Copy config files (avahi and samba) to jail
Code:
/usr/local/etc/smb4.conf
/usr/local/etc/avahi/services/samba.service.app

Step 8: Create samba user
- adduser smb_user
- pdbedit -a smb_user
Step 9: Enable avahi and samba in /etc/rc.conf
Code:
dbus_enable="YES"
avahi_daemon_enable="YES"
avahi_dnsconfd_enable="YES"
samba_server_enable="YES"

Step 10: Start samba and configure Time Machine on the Mac
 

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Ericloewe

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What's keeping this from working on the base system?
 

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What's keeping this from working on the base system?
Avahi dependency. Not sure if it works with mdnsresponder. Time Machine over SMB won't be in Samba until 4.8, which is probably a year out. I've been running this in a jail for a few weeks and it seems pretty stable. From a personal standpoint, I prefer doing it in a jail because it gives me the option of not using vfs_fruit on the base system.
 

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Ok, let's see where that goes.
 

vbGvMWpXht4kEm

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Followed these instructions, but can't seem to get the Mac to recognize the share.

Notes:
* FreeNAS-11.1-PRERELEASE
* The required version of Perl was missing, so sudo pkg install perl5-5.24.3
* Version of readline was outdated, so sudo pkg install readline
* I kept everything for Samba config the defaults except turning on Avahi
* Recursive dep configs were default
 

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It would be great if we could have a more detailed how-to with complete commands for us who are new to FreeNAS, Jails, SMB and all this stuff.
 
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