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I have an old dell desktop which I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on and I have it plugged into my wireless router. I'm able to VNC into the machine using 'Chick of the VNC'. I want to use it as a Time Capsule to back up my Mac Book Pro, but when my Mac book scans for a device nothing is found.

I followed this tutorial: Configuring Ubuntu to Store Time Machine Backups to setup the Ubuntu machine as a server.

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Time Machine requires an HFS+ drive to save files to, it can not function without this requirement.

I am currently using, and recommend Super Duper for OS Cloning. A free alternative would be Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC).

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Thanks Sandeep, I'll use Carbon Copy Cloner. –  Stephen Sep 11 '11 at 19:19

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