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Mac TimeMachine drive on Samba share

First, create a Samba share on the easiest way. For example, mine:

  path = /mnt/data/backups/macbook-pro-14
  read only = no
  browseable = yes
  guest ok = no
  valid users = @ronhks
  force user = ronhks
  force group = ronhks

Open the DiskUtility.app macos app.

On it, create a new file drive image:

You can find it in the menu bar.

Create az Image, with these parameters:

Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Image format: sparse disk image

Mount the created image.

Set the TimeMachine to use the mounted image:
sudo tmutil setdestination -a /Volumes/{network-drive}