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Backup script for 10.4
Authored by: dougmoby on Feb 09, '06 12:05:55PM

Beware of long filenames and pathnames. The -M option works with gnu tar in OS X 10.4 as long as all filenames (including path) are fewer than 100 characters. I had major headaches over this issue when trying to archive my hard drive over multiple DVDs. The authors of gnu tar promise POSIX and Multi-volume compatibility in later versions (see http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual/html_chapter/tar_8.html#SEC127), but for now be very careful.



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In the meantime, what about psync?
Authored by: Thom on Jun 29, '05 10:36:13AM

It was my understanding that the psyncX utils were mac resource-fork aware, and had been around for a while now.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/psyncx

It is also my understanding that Bombich's excellent Carbon Copy Cloner utility is, in some part, a front-end GUI wrapper for psync.

Here is another useful page I found:

http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/~wgscott/xtal/backup_hfs_stuff.html



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