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Automated backup of flash drives
Authored by: teece on Feb 27, '07 12:50:47PM

This is a great hint, thanks.

One caution: rsync on Mac OS X leaves a lot to be desired. Even with the -E option, it does not really make a perfect copy of data in OS X. It will get all regular data, as far as I know, but not all metadata.

It's also pretty buggy (it would regularly crash when I used to use it daily). I used to use it for my main drive automated backup (bash scripts I had carried over from Linux). I quit using it because it was so flakey; I had to buy SuperDuper.

I suspect for the kinds of things stored on a flash drive, rsync will work fine. But be wary. It's buggy for a backup tool (on Mac OS X. It's rock solid on most other Unixes).

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