Backing up resource forks
yankel at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 10 23:50:52 MST 2011
So, I backed up a Mac OS X workstation that crashed, and learned the hard way that OS X uses things ( particularly for fonts, it seems) known as 'resource forks', which don't get backed up with normal tools. Ouch.
A little research showed me that rsync (2.6.9) for Mac supports the -E option, which is supposed to back up the resource forks, too. But when I rsync over to a Ubuntu Lucid server (3.0.7), I get an error:
rsync: on remote machine: --extended-attributes: unknown option
Am I stuck, or is there something obvious that I'm missing?
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