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A detailed walkthrough on creating backups using rsync
Authored by: russh on Oct 30, '03 06:25:32AM

FWIW, Panther uses rsync version 2.5.6 protocol version 26.

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A detailed walkthrough on creating backups using rsync
Authored by: BlackPenguin on Oct 30, '03 06:23:57PM
I just learned that. Yes, Panther installs rsync 2.5.6. Unfortunately this version also does not support HFS+! If you try copying a file with a resource fork using this version, you will lose the resource fork, corrupting the file. Try it with a text clipping.

Despite the newer version on Panther, you need to install the patched rsync 2.5.5 distribution that has support for HFS+.

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A detailed walkthrough on creating backups using rsync
Authored by: bluehz on Nov 02, '03 07:06:42AM

Also - I don't believe the version installed by Fink is HFS+ aware.

rsync --version
rsync version 2.5.5 protocol version 26
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
<http://rsync.samba.org/>
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
no IPv6, 32-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums



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A detailed walkthrough on creating backups using rsync
Authored by: bluehz on Nov 02, '03 09:36:13AM

I really like the script posted above and the info at mikerubel is also excellent. I will be implementing these strategies on my Linux server... but this is MacOSXHints. I am not so sure that these scripts have much value in OS X unless you are SURE that everything you are backing up is w/o resource forks. I mean you may be able to get a rsync HFS+ running with these scripts, but the cp command is still gonna kill you and strip any resource forks. Is there something that could be substituted with the same functionality as cp (hard-links, etc) in these scripts along with an HFS+ aware rsync to make these scripts completely OS X safe?



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A detailed walkthrough on creating backups using rsync
Authored by: TvE on Dec 21, '03 06:31:25AM
FWI(also)W
10.3.2 (build 7D24) uses rsync version 2.5.7 protocol version 26...

;-) TvE

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