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New feature: The source list now has checkboxes so users can uncheck items for a task. New feature: Added checkboxes to the scheduling menu - Users can now turn scheduled backups on or off there. New feature: Added badges to the task icons showing if the task is scheduled. New feature: Added info popup on last backup when user right-clicks on a task in the task list. New feature: Added check for Full Disk Access and implemented user setup window. Fixed bug with incremental backups, eliminating old incremental number text box.
Made current backup in scheduler icon more apparent. New scheduler menu bar icon with live updating. Latest custom build of rsync 3. Several cosmetic changes. Rate this app:. Post review. Most helpful. I really want to like this application. If it could just allow a clear setup vs feeding it an advanced command line, it would be gold.
Further, being able to interpret the backup state of this ssh transfer visually would be a plus. It can be done, but would require a little extra setup on probably an additional interface tab. Rob, can we have this added? Like 4. I just want to congratulate the developer of this great app. It's so easy to use and it does exactly what I need, scheduled backup of whatever folders I want.
Thanks a lot Mr. I would like to correct my last post. Some of the tests from bouncer will fail using only "-aXA". I just created an XFS partition on one of my ubuntu boxes and compiled rsync3. I can't get a successful extended attributes sync from a Mac to the Linux box. Does anyone know which patches I might apply to the Linux build to try and get this working? Thanks again all. Forgive me a small area of confusion. If this is true, then why would it matter why file system is used on the remote linux end?
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I can't help you with the details of getting rsync working here, but I can address this part. Thanks - very helpful! Ray Sanders. Originally posted by kennedye: You will really want to use rsync 3. Originally posted by Ray Sanders: quote:. Originally posted by nl: Forgive me a small area of confusion. Posted: Thu Jan 08, pm.
Posted: Fri Jan 09, am. This does not hard link directories, but does for existing files, which saves a lot of space.
Time Machine actually uses hard links, not symbolic links, allowing the oldest backups to be removed when space runs out on the backup drive. Yo, Time Machine is MY girlfriend, you best step back son. Nobody treats her betta than me. FAT32 can handle drive up to 16 TB, the 4GB limit is imposed in Microsofts Format command which artificially limits the ability to create large volumes. This seems originally to be a move to force people to upgrade from Win98 to win and NTFS if they want large disk support.
Most external hardrives are formatted as FAT32 using the manufacturers own version of a formatting tool with no 4GB limits at all. There are utilities that will format a FAT32 volume in excess of 4GB that can be found with a simple web search. Backup via Time Machine could be useful if it was written in such a way as to allow the user to choose what is backed up and schedule it accordingly. TimeMachineEditor lets you adjust the interval that TimeMachine backs up at. You can backup to a partition on your internal harddisk if you want.
My choice. If you choose another; formatting takes about 3 minutes. What is wrong with having a full copy of your drive? Easy as that. Compared to windows; no backup software to speak of, no revisioning, no rsync.
On a Mac, there is NO reason whatsoever to not backing up your harddisk. Kranki 8 I do not share your bad experience with Time Machine.
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For me, one HUGE value of backing up with whatever method, but preferably with some form of history is to get an earlier version of a file I messed up. And I will do that too. Much to do, much to learn…. Given my backup size, I want to avoid paying a per-gigabyte price. I use rsync to back up my live files to a 2TB backup drive that I then want to mirror to an online backup. I […]. Many folks put pictures and movies on external drives to save space on their computers, but fail to back those up. So, if you want to preserve hardlinks then you need to add that option.
This will increase the amount of time it takes for the overall rsync to perform. And, this is not necessary if you are backing up directories that you know do not include hardlinks.
However, if you are backing up system directories, you may want to be sure and include that option. I often eject it in frustration […]. Useful article and the solution I was looking for. I just have the need to keep copying the changed and new files to external hard drive. I may periodicaly delete the files from my Mac, but still need them to be available in the external disk. So looks like rsync is the solution rather than Time Machine. Backaroo from Bonhard Computing is a wrapper for rsync and rsyncd. It lets you schedule rsync via a simple user interface. Disclosure: I am the developer.
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Excellent first approximation of how to use rsync and how to automate it. Thanks from a beginning Terminal user. Since it is a sep partition directory failure will not affect the backup files.
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