Do grsync/rsync work well on Mac?

Roland devzero at
Sun Apr 21 09:09:37 UTC 2019

have a look at this one:

i also recommend taking a look at borgbackup and


Am 21.04.19 um 05:32 schrieb Peng Yu via rsync:
> Hi,
> I experience a slow backup problem with Time Machine on Mac. The info
> below does not help to reduce the backup time to a reasonable period.
> So I'd like to use grsync/rsync to incrementally back my disk. I know
> that Time Machine somehow can create hard links to manage incremental
> links. Since grsync/rsync is primarily targeted at Linux, is it a good
> idea to use it for Mac?
> Also, by using grsync/rsync, I guess that I will loose the ability to
> recover the bootable ability of the disk (as in TimeMachine). Is there
> a walkaround for this? Thanks.

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