Automated Backups on Tiger Using rsync
Subject:   Beware rsync's huge bug...
Date:   2005-07-26 15:00:58
From:   mechanist
Response to: Beware rsync's huge bug...

In my experience, the version of rsync included with RsyncX definitely does not have this bug. I use it all the time and have observed no problems like the one I described.

With the RsyncX version the command you'd use is:

rsync -a --eahfs SOURCE DEST

This should be equivalent to "rsync -aE" with Tiger's stock rsync.

In my usage the modification dates are correct, both for copying to a different drive on the same system and for copying to a remote system over ssh.