[X-Unix] using rsync to automatically backup home directories (was RE: rsync help)

Richard Hartman seasoft at west.net
Thu Jan 24 11:22:58 PST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008, at 11:10 AM, Craig Hoffman wrote:

> This is strange...  It looks like the files are being moved.  But  
> there invisible.  If I use Transmit and choose the network drive and  
> select "Show Invisible Files", they appear.
> For a test I dragged a file over using the Finder and it appears.   
> Somehow using rsync is making them invisible.
> I'm using this:
> rsync -av /Volumes/Twilight/Music/ /Volumes/teakettle/Music
> Any ideas?
> The drive is a LaCle Ethernet Big Disk, formated XFS

Which OS?

Leopard has introduced some new fire/directory metadata ("ls -la"  
shows some of these changes by the appearance of an "@" item at the  
end of the permissions strings for files with metadata).

Inferring how this might impact the use of rsync from leopard<- 
 >leopard or leapord<->tiger is waaaay beyond my pay grade.


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