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  Automated Backups on Tiger Using rsync
Subject:   Beware rsync's huge bug... (and more)
Date:   2009-04-23 19:11:22
From:   lucidsystems
Response to: Beware rsync's huge bug... (and more)

The version of rsync shipping with Mac OS X (10.5.6 and earlier) has various issues. However, if you install the latest version of rsync ( currently 3.0.5) with the appropriate patches for Mac OS X, it is a great backup utility.


The URL below contains instructions for downloading, patching, compiling and installing the latest version of rsync on Mac OS X. Once you have developer tools installed, this e process will typically take less than five minutes. Details at the following URL.


http://connect.homeunix.com/lbackup/developer/rsync_hfs


I hope this helps.