A Resin application for a DIY Apple Time Capsule.
As a lazy developer, I wanted a wireless Time Machine backup solution without breaking the bank for
an overpriced NAS drive. This
app assume a Raspberry Pi 3 with a USB disk drive.
There are three parts to this setup.
- Signup at Resin, create an app, and follow the
the instructions to install to a Raspberry Pi 3
- Either give your Pi a static IP or configure a static IP for it via your DNS
- Format a USB drive (preferably external hard disk) to “Mac OS Extended”, also known as HFS+.
- Ensure that
- Fork (and star!) this repository, and push it up to your resin app repository.
- In Finder hit
⌘ K, enter
- Enter username and password (defaults ‘tmuser’, ‘password’)
- Open System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk > Time Machine
- All done
Settings via environment variables:
USERNAME: username for the time machine user.
PASSWORD: password for the time machine user.
Because I’m extra lazy, I let Travis deploy my code instead of pushing manually. Go ahead and enable Travis on your project.
Create and copy a deploy SSH key:
ssh-keygen # Will prompt for a file name, input one like 'id_rsa' echo -n "\""; cat id_rsa | awk 1 ORS='\\n'; echo "\"" # Don't forget to copy the quotation marks!
Add the following variables to your travis build (keep them secret):
RESIN_DEPLOY_KEY- the SSH key you copied above
RESIN_REMOTE- the git repository to deploy your resin app
I mean, you don’t really need the exact hardware I used, but I have:
- A Raspberry Pi 3
- A 1 TB Transcend External HDD
Remember to star / upvote