Help creating incremental backups using --backup-dir.
ebravick at nks.net
Thu Apr 16 14:38:30 GMT 2009
I haven't found any other file systems that directly support HFS meta
data... however, you mentioned in your post trying the "mount a NAS
based sparse file" approach but that it was unreliable. Honestly, I'd
fix whatever on your network is making this unreliable - I use this
method extensively and haven't had any issues with it. I currently back
up over 100 MACs with various forms of NAS mounts, sparse files, ditto,
asr, and rsync. I might have a couple failures a year running nightly
backups, and honestly even when I've unmounted a sparse file dirty, its
never resulted in data loss... if I were you I'd head back towards that
strategy and make it work.
> Hi David,
> I am also interested to know if anyone has found a file system which
> will store Mac OS X meta data. In the mean time, I would suggest that
> you back up to another Mac OS X machine with a pull backup strategy.
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