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An rsync-based backup solution for easy backups
Authored by: lowbatteries on Sep 26, '08 08:33:59AM
Carbon Copy Cloner is an rsync-based backup solution also (with a GUI). It can back up locally (to an attached disk) or over the network/internet to a remotely based Mac, it can even archive modified/deleted items. No rotation feature yet, though.

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An rsync-based backup solution for easy backups
Authored by: leamanc on Sep 26, '08 02:02:27PM
I'm pretty sure Carbon Copy Cloner uses ditto instead of rsync. Couldn't find verification one way or the other on Bombich's site, though. Perhaps it uses them both.

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An rsync-based backup solution for easy backups
Authored by: pepi on Sep 26, '08 03:32:57PM

CarbonCopyCloner used to use ditto up until version 2.3. From CCC 3.0 on it switched to rsync with the current version 3.1.1 utilizing the power of a similarly patched rsync 3.0.1. (Whereas mlbackup uses rsync 3.0.3 and rsync 3.0.4 is the current rsync version at the moment.)

mlbackup doesn't want to compete with CCC. They both just happen to use the excellent rsync 3 (like many other utilites that have been suggested here). It has a different approach and goal.

Just choose the tool that meets your tasks needs and never trust only a single backup.
Pepi



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An rsync-based backup solution for easy backups
Authored by: Anonymous on May 11, '09 05:58:45AM

it uses rsync 3.05(currently)....it is included in the ccc_helper package.



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An rsync-based backup solution for easy backups
Authored by: ubrgeek on Sep 26, '08 07:13:52PM

I really like CCC for attached backup devices, but it has real issues working via a wireless connection to a backup machine running something other than OS X. I was trying to get it to play nice between a MacBook Pro and an Ubuntu box and just had no luck. I'm interested in this option.



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