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HFS+ to non HFS+ volumes?
Authored by: fghorow on Apr 14, '04 08:42:53PM
You mention that rsyncX backs up resource forks to non-hfs+ volumes. I've tried this over the network to a linux filesystem and have not succeeded in getting it to work.

What magic incantation did you use to do the trick?

Also, what about hfs+ file attributes other than resource forks? Do they survive a "round trip" to non-hfs+ volumes? (Without such a round trip property, the backups would not be reliable, no?)

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HFS+ to non HFS+ volumes?
Authored by: scrofa on Apr 23, '04 12:34:19PM

In order for HFS+ to be supported, the Macosxlabs (Kevin A. Boyd) version of rsync must be installed on both computers being synced. Excerpt from rsyncX readme:

In order for this version of rsync to work and preserve HFS+ permissions, at least this version of /usr/local/bin/rsync must be installed on every machine that will be involved in the rsync. Check by typing "rsync --version" on all machines before starting, if unsure.

Please note however that while you gain some features by doing this (resource fork and HFS+ compatibliity), you also lose some features by dropping the native rsync.

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