ThinMachine – A $25 thin client macOS Time Machine appliance

The author explains how to turn an HP t520 Thin Client, purchased for $25, into a Time Machine backup appliance for MacOS. They wanted a low-power and small option, and the t520, which consumes 6W at idle and 10W otherwise, was a good choice. The internal storage is limited to 64GB, but an external USB3 drive can also be used, with the benefit of easily disconnecting a drive and putting it into secure storage or attaching it to a different PC. The author also details the installation of Bodhi Linux and necessary packages for Time Machine operation, along with tips for accelerating Time Machine backups.

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