posted on: 2015-05-15 15:10:20
I setup a network share on a linux device, Fedora 20, and used it to host a time machine volume for OS X Yosemite.

The first step was to setup the share on linux, which was pretty straight forward as per this link Fedora 18 and OS X 10.8 Interworking using netatalk.

yum install netatalk
systemctl enable netatalk

The AppleVolumes.default location was different (possibly a typo in the original post) for the fedora install I was using:


For the paths allowed, I used a more specific path:


The netatalk.conf file already contained "yes" so the last thing was to edit.


And added the suggested line

- -tcp -noddp -uamlist,

Which is replacing the default with Then I started netatalk:

systemctl start netatalk

Once this is finished I had to open a port in my firewall.

firewall-cmd --add-port 548/tcp

Then I could open the drive from my os x computer through finder->go->connect to server. I also had an issue where the hostname was incorrect, and I had to edit /etc/hostname.

After mounting the drive in os x I followed the instructions from the answer at apple stackexchange. I created a case sensitive hfs+ disk image using "disk utility" then I mounted the new volume and ran the following.

tmutil setdestination "/Volumes/MountedDmgLocation/"

Then when I opened time machine again, my new volume was the target and I could start backing up.