Confusion regarding rsync vs. rsyncx
danno at internet2.edu
Wed Jun 1 20:31:28 GMT 2005
rsyncX is mac-to-mac only.
Check out this page:
which should do pretty much what you want.
On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 08:23:38PM -0400, Andrew Gideon wrote:
> We currently do backup using rsync amongst Linux and Solaris machines.
> Modulo an ACL issue that we had to patch, this is working extremely well.
> But I want to add our OSX machines to the mix. This is, unfortunately,
> leaving me confused about rsyncx.
> I can do the normal thing from OSX using rsync. But the page for rsyncx
> says - cryptically, in my ignorant opinion - that rsyncx adds support for
> Is this important? More, does it make a difference if the target of the
> backup is not OSX but Linux (and is therefore not running either rsyncx or
> If I'm backing up an OSX machine running rsync to a Linux machine, am I
> missing something that will prevent successful/complete restores? Is this
> solved by backing up from OSX running rsyncx to a Linux machine running
> rsync? Or can this only be solved by using OSX as the backup target (which
> isn't terribly likely in my current environment)?
> Thanks for any insight into this...
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