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    How do you back up DATA on OS X

    Hello,

    I am trying to backup data on the XRAID in OS X Server 10.5.5.

    I have tried Rysnc X to backup a rotational set of Data but it seems to fail miserably when doing so. The app seems a bit buggy as well on Leopard since even the modify button on the scheduled scripts doesn't work.

    So my question of how do you back up the data incrementally in OS X still stands. What do you use to do the job? (simpler and freer = )

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    hi,

    Have you tryed Time Machine?? waiting email from friend for script that thay use.
    Will inform you soon as i get it.

    Ajay

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    I haven't tried time machine but to be honest, i'm not sure if i trust it enough. I have never used it but have heard a few stories of data being lost due to time machines failures.

    I suppose i could try it out for a bit. It's better than what i have at the moment.

    I look forward to the script that you mention. Thanks

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    We use rsync a fair bit with no problems at all. Think the problem is with the app rather than the command.

    I've used Rsync X a couple of times recently & it does seem to be a little buggy- some of the options just don't work on 10.5. I played around a bit- took out a few things & came up with a script that worked for a simple manual home directory backup for some staff laptops.

    I'm certainly not good enough with rsync to be able to come up with the command you need confidently, but work with a guy who is. If you send me a private message or similar I'll pass on the contact.

    Cheers,

    Tim

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    Does rsync support resource forks though? I know from 10.4 on that cp and tar do.

    I have been using bru to backup on OS X, although it produces a long list of errors during backup on 10.5, it does actually backup everything successfully (it states the error messages will be fixed in the next release).

    There hasn't been very much movement on an updated release though. Speed is ok and it's a darn sight better than the awful Retrospect I had before.

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    Pretty sure it does, although with an update and a couple of Mac specific patches. Good article on the subject on Bombich.com about this-

    Bombich.com: Remote Backup of Mac OS X Using rsync

    Ta,

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