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Resource forks require a patch to rsync!
Authored by: wiesmann on Jan 19, '06 06:19:45PM

You might as well use unison, which supports backin-up resource forks to non Mac servers. This program also supports a large variety of options.

http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/



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Resource forks require a patch to rsync!
Authored by: reynhout on Jan 19, '06 07:34:19PM

Yeah, Unison is great for some purposes.

But backups are supposed to be perfect replicas of important data, and Unison doesn't handle Finder metadata properly. It certainly could, but the designers haven't chosen to pursue it fully.. Unison is designed primarily to provide different functionality (multidirectional synchronization).

For keeping your home dir or media files, etc synchronized in multiple locations, Unison is a great tool.

For backups, I think it's hard to beat rsync.



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