Mini-HOWTO: Fixing rsync on Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.x)

J.D. Bakker jdb at
Thu Dec 1 15:25:26 GMT 2005

At 09:54 -0500 01-12-2005, David Powell wrote:
>... ._resource forks being synced over and over despite the target 
>file itself not moving..

Is this Problem #4 mentioned in , or 
something else ?

>Missing fact...
>I am attempting a link-destination based multiple backup that 
>creates hard links to files that are duplicates and only moves the 
>changed files..  This implementation of rsync is not noticing the 
>existing resource fork associated with the previous copy of the file 
>so it moves the resource fork again.
>I hope this makes sense.

It would help to know if you're doing a local copy or a networked 
one. Could you show us the full rsync command used ?

Are you experiencing data loss, or is this simply a performance issue ?


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