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Run automated backups to a UNIX server
Authored by: fungus on Jan 18, '06 12:04:19PM

Thank you. This was a well thought out script. I really like the usage of syslog and complete rsync logs too. My only suggestion would be to schedule it using launchd if you have Tiger instead of cron, because cron cannot run jobs it missed while it was asleep, and launchd can.

I'll be implementing this for my powerbook today.

Your method is perfect for machines not always connected to the network like laptops. the rsnapshot hint is much better for always connected machines that never sleep (ie. servers).

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Run automated backups to a UNIX server
Authored by: jhintzman on Jan 18, '06 01:51:24PM

I notice you are not using the extended attributes (-E) option to rsync. This means that rsync will not copy resource forks. I've had huge problems with the -E options to rysnc - the program crashes, and all the resource forks get copied all the time.

Anyone else see this behavior with rsync? What's the impact to user files if you skip the extended attributes? How can I tell which files have them and which ones I care about?

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