rsync between mac and network drive

Alexandros Papadopoulos apapadop at
Thu Jan 18 18:56:21 GMT 2007

On Thursday 18 January 2007 02:44, Bob Lisbonne wrote:
> 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 /
> Volumes/backupbob
> 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?

Does your network drive use the FAT filesystem? In that case the 
option --modify-window=1 will be useful to overcome FAT's lack of time 

If that doesn't work, use --itemize-changes to figure out why does every file 
get retransmitted.


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