[OS X TeX] OT: Backup software

musa furber musaf at runbox.com
Wed Oct 11 16:04:32 CEST 2006

On 11 Oct 2006, at 15:11, Gerben Wierda wrote:

>> Christian Heine wrote:
>>> Gerben,
>>> On 11/10/2006, at 9:16 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> rsync (and cp, mv) in OS X 10.4 support resourc forks (rsync -E).
>>>> If you download rsync from Apple's open source download site and
>>>> compile and install it on 10.3 it also works there.
>>> that is good to know!
>> Unfortunately though, rsync -E destroys the modification time of the
>> file and replaces it with the time of the backup. It also copies  
>> files
>> with non-zero resource forks every time, even if they are not  
>> modified.
>> Not very nice for a backup program.
> Yes, I have recently noticed the unwanted behaviours of rsync. I am
> probably going back to the older rsyncx, which did not have that
> behaviour.

I use rsnapshot with rsyncx to manage a set of hourly, daily, and  
weekly backups. It's a bit of a pain to set up, but once it's set up  
you don't have to worry about it.


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