I've bought a new router (LinkSys WRT32x), flashed OpenWRT onto it, and set it up as a NAS server with a disk attached (formatted in ext4 because OpenWRT is a Linux distro).
I have the disk recognised as a Time Machine backup disk through Samba 4, and I'm now backing my MacBook Pro wirelessly.
However, if I have to recover from this partition, as it is formatted in ext4:
- Will I have to do so wirelessly through my router (supposing my Mac can still access the LAN in whatever state it's in) or will the disk be recognised as a Time Machine backup when plugged into my Mac?
- What will happen if I can't restore wirelessly, will my Mac even recognise the ext4 disk?
Any knowledge or advice appreciated, I am keen to learn.