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How to use 'cp' as a simple but reliable backup tool
Authored by: spockboy on Feb 17, '10 08:01:29AM

Huh? The rsync version of this is actually shorter/simplier (and it copies your changed files as well).

rsync -a /Volumes/LocalUSB/Photos /Volumes/RemoteUSB/Photos

Not really that mind-boggling...



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How to use 'cp' as a simple but reliable backup tool
Authored by: Helge33 on Feb 19, '10 03:45:59AM

really? What happens if you append or omit the trailing slashes? It can have a drastic effect on your backup result. Just one example for mind-boggling with "simple" unix commands.



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How to use 'cp' as a simple but reliable backup tool
Authored by: Reaperducer on Feb 25, '10 08:01:08AM

Actually, rsync will fail if it hits certain types of files. For example, it can't backup a local iDisk volume because it can't cope with the symbolic links. I'm going to try the cp method the author suggests and hope it works better than rsync.



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