[OS X TeX] OT: Backup software
musaf at runbox.com
Wed Oct 11 10:04:32 EDT 2006
On 11 Oct 2006, at 15:11, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> Christian Heine wrote:
>>> 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
>> with non-zero resource forks every time, even if they are not
>> 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
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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