Fwd: Bugg when using Extended Attributes flag -X

Sun_Blood sblood at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 04:54:16 MST 2014


I found that using rsync on OS X can give some problems when it comes to
Extended Attributes (-X flag).

The server I use has Ubuntu with the filesystem XFS and I am trying to
backup a OS X system to it. The problem is as far as I understand it that
Linux Kernel has a liming on 64k för Extended Attributes and OS X don't
have this limit.

Some error output.
rsync: rsync_xal_set:
failed: Argument list too long (7)

Error 2
rsync: rsync_xal_set:
Library/Database/BigBlobs.apdb"","user.com.apple.FinderInfo") failed:
Operation not permitted (1)

Both this errors will go away if removing the -X flag from rsync.

What I would like to see is a feature in rsync that checks the destination
operation system environment and if it can't handle the size of the EA
being transferred then stores the EA information in a separate file.

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