Netatalk does everything Apple Time Capsule does, for a lot less money


Thanks to the Raspberry Pi, the Netatalk library, and an external hard disk, you can back up your data using the native Time Machine backup tool on your Mac computer at a remarkably low price.

The Netatalk library offers more than just the possibility of acting as a substitute for a Time Capsule. In addition to a sleek network share via the AFP protocol, you can put many different functions in place that would otherwise require an Apple server, thanks to integration with other open source programs.

The Author

Tobias X. Vogel is a data center specialist and systems administrator who, in his spare time, works as a programmer for numerous open source projects. He also tinkers with electronic circuits so that someday he can finally check on the water level in his coffee machine via WiFi.

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