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Hack:   Taking the Bite Out of Backup
Subject:   psync v. rsync
Date:   2003-04-12 20:20:18
From:   inkfist
What's the difference between psync and rsync and why are they separated by 56 other hacks?


I have used psync (hack 2) and rsync (hack 59) today to back-up Mac directories to a Windows share. They both work... sort of. Apparently file or directory names containing /, * or " make psync gag, though these names were easily changed. What I can't figure out is why psync insists that some files (about a third of the test archive: 2000 files) need to be updated with every run. rsync also seems to be writing more than necessary but I'm still trying it.

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  • psync v. rsync
    2003-09-07 07:53:24  anonymous2 [View]

    I am also experiencing the same problems when using psync with a windows share. I would be very interested in any alternatives that only copy changed files and deal with resource forks.
  • psync v. rsync
    2003-04-19 09:26:35  anonymous2 [View]

    Can't answer that question, but you might also investigate Carbon Copy Cloner from Mike Bombich http://www.bombich.com/.

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