Automated Backups on Tiger Using rsync
Subject:   A potential problem
Date:   2005-08-04 09:58:49
From:   EdHagen
Here is a potential problem with this strategy: If your backup drive is disconnected, then rsync will create a folder on your main drive and copy all the files to that. This can use up all your drive space, causing all kinds of problems.

One way to avoid this problem is to save the backup script on the backup drive. That way it can't run if the drive is disconnected. Another strategy would be to add some applescript or shellscript to detect if the drive is connected before running rsync.

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  1. a solution
    2005-08-04 15:44:03  garbanzito [View]

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