In part two of Building a Docker Media Server, we discuss hardware selection and I share the range of systems I’ll be using to build a varied selection of media server form factors and specifications.
As many users know, Mac OS X Lion will no longer backup to a Windows (SMB/CIFS) shared folder when using Time Machine. Only HFS+J formatted USB drives and AFP shares will work. Luckily, an open source package exists that provides support for AFP and Bonjour on Windows Home Server, called Netatalk. Though it was originally developed for Unix systems, it is possible to load a very small Linux virtual machine (<384MB of space) which will host Netatalk, and be configured to run at startup like a service. Follow this guide and you’ll be able to backup your Mac once again to Windows Home Server.