[OmniOS-discuss] rsync & MacOS

Chris Ferebee cf at ferebee.net
Wed Mar 11 21:13:18 UTC 2015

You can get a precompiled copy of rsync 3.0.9 for OS X that includes --xattrs, --acls, --fileflags in the mlbackup package by Pepi Zawodsky (@MacLemon) from



> Am 11.03.2015 um 20:45 schrieb Olaf Marzocchi <lists at marzocchi.net>:
>> Il giorno 11/mar/2015, alle ore 20:40, Dan McDonald <danmcd at omniti.com> ha scritto:
>>> On Mar 11, 2015, at 3:38 PM, Olaf Marzocchi <lists at marzocchi.net> wrote:
>>> In any case, I think that if you compile rsync by adding the obviously named patches provided with rsync itself, you should be fine. It’s also true that recent OSXs almost don’t use resource forks, if you backup xattrs it should be enough.
>> I have some OLD files in my homedir, some may even predate MacOS X, so I do worry about resource forks or Creator/Type metadata.
> I would add the patches then, my first guess:
> acls
> fileflags
> hfs-compression
> xattrs
> Backup-bouncer is the key to ensure completeness of the backups :)
> Olaf
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