How To: Create Apple Time Machine in Open Media Vault (OMV)

1 Create File System (Refer to this guide How To: Create SMB/CIFs/Windows Share in Open Media Vault (OMV))

2 Install OMV Extras from here http://omv-extras.org (For OMV V4, click on here, following the http://omv-extras.org/joomla/index.php/guides and install the plugin http://omv-extras.org/joomla/index.php/omv-plugins-4/4-stable )

3 Back to OMV, click on Plugins and install openmediavault-netatalk

4 Create Shared folder for Apple Time Machine (Refer to this guide How To: Create SMB/CIFs/Windows Share in Open Media Vault (OMV)) The steps are very similar but instead of going to SMB/CIFS, we use Apple Filing Tab this time

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> Apple Filing -> Shares
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> Apple Filing -> Shares

5 Make sure in the Edit Share window Enable Time Machine support, so that Mac OS can recognize the Share folder as supported Time Machine

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> Apple Filing -> Shares
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> Apple Filing -> Shares

6 Save settings

7 Click on Settings Tab, enable service, save settings and Apply

Creating a User

Since Mac OS require Time Machine require a password, we will create a user

1 Go to Access Rights Manager Tab and click on User

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> User
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> User

2 Click on Add button and Create a user and Save

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> User -> Add User
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> User -> Add User

Configure permission for Time Machine folder

1 Click on Shared Folders

 Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> Shared Folders
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> Shared Folders

2 Click on previously created shared Time Machine folder then click on Privileges button

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> Shared Folders
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> Shared Folders

3 Tick Read/Write permission for desired user for Time Machine

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> Shared Folders -> Privileges
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Access Rights Manager Tab -> Shared Folders -> Privileges

4 Now if we open our Mac, click on Top left corner (Apple icon) -> System preferences -> Time Machine, configure the settings to use the Time Machine we have just created

5 From now on, it will backup your everything from Mac OS, with hourly, weekly and monthly backup routine

How To: Create SMB/CIFs/Windows Share in Open Media Vault (OMV)

Create File system

1 Make sure you have added disk

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab - Disks
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab – Disks

2 Click on File Systems

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab - File Systems
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab – File Systems

3 Format the disk/partition

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab -> File Systems -> Create Button
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab -> File Systems -> Create Button

4 Mount the file system

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab -> File Systems -> Mount Button
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab -> File Systems -> Mount Button

Create Windows Share

1 Click on SMB/CIFS from Services tab

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab -> File Systems -> Mount Button
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Storage Tab -> File Systems -> Mount Button

2 Click on Shares then click on Add button

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add

3 Click on + button for Shared folder

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add

4 Follow the screenshot

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add -> Add Shared Folder
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add -> Add Shared Folder

5 Change Public to Only guests if you only need a public share without password (Means anyone on the same LAN can access and modify the shared folder)

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Shares -> Add

6 Save the settings

7 Finally, Click on Services Tab, click on SMB/CIFS, then enable and Apply the new settings

Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Settings
Screenshot of Open Media Vault (OMV) Services Tab -> SMB/CIFS -> Settings

8 Now if you point your file explorer to Open Media Vault’s name or IP address, you should be able to access the folder we have created and make changes to it