[OmniOS-discuss] rsync & MacOS

Chris Ferebee cf at ferebee.net
Thu Mar 12 13:36:56 UTC 2015

I gather it can be a bit tricky to compile rsync correctly for OS X.

FWIW, mlbackup (and hence the bundled rsync 3.0.9 binary) is validated with Backup Bouncer, Mike Bombich’s test suite for HFS+ backups.


> Am 12.03.2015 um 10:37 schrieb Olaf Marzocchi <lists at marzocchi.net>:
> If I remember correctly, in the past the rsync provided in CCC contained patches not available in the main tree and it was the only way to get proper backups.
> Nowadays the official rsync already has everything you need to backup OS X metadata and CCC is only a nice GUI.
> However, I think not every patch from Mr. Bombich has been submitted, some minor differences may still be there.
> A test is recommended.
> Olaf
> Il 12 marzo 2015 02:16:55 CET, Marion Hakanson <hakansom at ohsu.edu> ha scritto:
> danmcd at omniti.com said:
>  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. 
> Dan,
> I like Carbon Copy Cloner for backing up our Macs.  It has rsync behind
> its GUI interface, and seems to handle native HFS+ stuff just fine.
> I tend to set up a remote .dmg volume on our NFS (or SMB) network share
> for each Mac, and treat those like whole-volume backups (similar to what
> Time Machine would do).  But CCC also works for just a subdirectory,
> not just for a whole Mac volume, and to a remote share, not only to
> a disk image.
> CCC is shareware these days, but you can still download the freeware
> version, last I checked.
> Regards,
> Marion

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