osx 10.6 strange rsync errors

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Mon Apr 5 11:28:55 MDT 2010

On Sat, 2010-04-03 at 18:12 -0400, Robert DuToit wrote:
> I have been getting reports from users of backuplist+, my wrapper
> application for rsync (currently with build of 3.0.6), about odd
> behavior after updating to OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.
> Basically: the problem occurs backing up a directory to a local
> mounted network volume. Previously all worked fine but after updating
> to 10.6 there are reports that no files get copied and the destination
> fills up with thousands (yes thousands) of .DS-Store files which on
> OSX are invisible and carry metadata about the directory that contains
> them (usually just one per directory...)

In order to investigate this phenomenon from the rsync side, we'll need
strace output (or whatever the Mac equivalent is).


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