Sorta OT - Backup solutions Mac to FreeBSD
freebsd at celestial.com
Mon Jan 29 23:30:25 UTC 2007
On Mon, Jan 29, 2007, Joe Auty wrote:
>I've heard of many people having problems with RsyncX and the version
>of rsync included in OS X crapping out and being unreliable.
>RsyncX and the patched rsync (the former being a GUI for the CLI
>rsync) that ships with OS X attempts to preserve resource forks and
>other file metadata (a lot of it from the OS 9 era where this stuff
>mattered). If you don't care at all about these attributes (I don't),
>I would recommend building a copy of the stock rsync from Macports,
>similar to FreeBSD ports in design: http://www.macports.org
The resource forks matter to some OS X software, in particular
the Reunion 8 genealogy program (which may also have issues when
run on case sensitive file systems). Reunion is the only OS X
program I personally use where this has been an issue (resource
forks, not case insensitivity problems).
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