rsync between mac and network drive

Bob Lisbonne bob at
Thu Jan 18 00:44:15 GMT 2007

I would like to use rsync to backup my Mac to a network drive, and am  
hoping someone on the list can help straighten me out.

Since the network drive can't run any programs, I am first mounting  
the drive onto the Mac via SMB as /Volumes/backup. When I run:

rsync -av --delete --no-whole-file --progress /Users/bob/Documents / 

everything seems to copy successfully. However, if I immediately run  
the command again, it copies everything again, instead of doing an  
incremental backup. How do I get rsync to do incremental backups?  
Ideas anyone?


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