Alternative to Apple's TimeCapsule for Linux?

Zoltan Hoppar hopparz at
Wed Oct 19 10:17:34 UTC 2011


I think your companion is called Sparkleshare.

Check it out,



2011/10/19 n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 <n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 at>:
> On 19/10/11 10:04, Manuel Escudero wrote:
>> Hi There, today I was watching some videos and reading some information
>> about the Apple's Time Capsule, wich simply is an external HDD with some
>> ethernet and USB ports behind but the most important WiFi support....
>> In a few words it's a router with a 2TB HDD inside XD...
>> The prupouse of this thing is function as a mini-server
>> to backup you macs with a software called time machine,
>> share printers within the net and all that fun stuff...
>> Deja-Dup does what Time Machine Does, but I was wondering
>> what kind of device can replace the Apple's Time Capsule and
>> be fully compatible with Linux?
>> As far as I investigated, there are only 3 devices of this type:
>> - Apple Time Capsule -
>> - ClickFree Wireless -
>> - LaCie Wireless Space -
>> Does anyone of you have experience using one of these devices on Linux?
>> or if not,
>> Wich device is a good alternative if I want functionallity like this?
>> Thanks!
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> I have achieved much, if not all that functionality with a wireless
> router and a ReadyNAS Duo. The best part is the 2 HDDs in the ReadyNAS
> are in a Raid configuration providing even better backup security. OK,
> it's not as simple as a MAC, but that's part of the joy of using Linux,
> learning how to configure things yourself. So I know that my wireless
> LAN is secured with AES encryption and access restrictions using secure
> passwords, (I don't even remember them), which are held in a local kwallet.
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