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A script to backup some key hidden system fiiles
Authored by: gancho on Jun 22, '04 10:20:12PM
Please consider using 'rsync' to back up your files. It will let you back up your files. I use a script like the below. Just add directories to the "for i in" line.
DIR=/Volumes/External Disk/Backup/
for i in /Applications /Users /Library
do
  echo "Rsyncing $i"
  rsync -Cavz "$i" "$DIR" > "$DIR/$i.out" 2> "$DIR/$i.err"
done


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A script to backup some key hidden system fiiles
Authored by: sjk on Jun 23, '04 01:11:11AM
Bye-bye resource forks and metadata using the default rsync command. Try RsyncX instead.

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A script to backup some key hidden system fiiles
Authored by: tripnz on Sep 23, '04 01:10:16AM

I have been using retrospect to back up a 120GB server. Because of the difficulties with retrospect I have been forced to look for alternatives. I recently discovered "crontab"ing, but I need to tar my dumps to a SCSI tape drive. I am using 2 types of drives, Sun DLT drive and SCSI VXA drive. Any idea where I can find the CMD to locate a tape drive? MT and RMT don't seem to be helping.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

macTrip



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