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I want to remove need of connecting my Time Capsule usb disk directly to usb on my macbook. I don't need any other functionality which Apple Time Capsule offer.


  1. Is it possible to use my router with connected usb disk( formated as Time Capsule ) and installed OpenWRT as network Time Capsule?

  2. May I use Samba share as Time Capsule disk?

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migrated from Apr 17 '11 at 23:34

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You cannot use Samba. Time Machine will only talk to AFP shares. Fortunately, the Linux package netatalk provides AFP services much as Samba provides SMB services. See this post for some suggestions as to how it might work with OpenWRT.

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