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Back up an iPod via rsync
Authored by: Elian on Sep 27, '04 12:32:22PM
You need to be very careful with this. Rsync doesn't back up HFS+ attributes (like, say, the resource fork, which'll kill some executables really dead) even when going across like filesystems unless it's been built with the HFS+ extensions, which the system rsync is not built with. Not a big deal for MP3/AAC files on an iPod, but a big deal if you put other stuff on it.

It's probably best to use RsyncX, which is built to handle HFS+ attributes, or to build your own version of rsync if you're so inclined.

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