[Dirvish] dirvish: no incremental on Mac OS 10.4

Bernd Haug haug at berndhaug.net
Thu Oct 26 09:23:53 PDT 2006


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Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Wed 25 Oct 2006, Bernd Haug wrote:
>> What kind of associations do you mean? Date and contents stay the
>> same; and inode isn't the same (or rather, may or may not be the
>> same) on any Unix.
> Again, the resource forks...

Well, if dirvish does not use ressource forks, why should it notice
them?

>> I don't care so much about resource forks; I want the data to be
>> correct and in incremental backups; the Mac-specific Metadata isn't
>> important to me.
> A workaround may be to replace the OS/X rsync by a "generic" rsync that
> ignores the resource forks in that case. Rename the supplied rsync to
> iRsync or so :-)

Mine should do just that, see below.
Also, does local transport even use rsync?

>> BTW, to reiterate: There are Macs on both ends (basically, there is
>> only one end; local disk), and I've tried local transport too, which
>> breaks in the same way, only faster.

> Ah.

> Perhaps some special option needs to be passed to rsync to transfer the
> resource forks then? I've heard of -E , but I'm not sure. Add that to
> the dirvish rsync options via:

> rsync-option:
>     -E
> in your master.conf.

Neither the rsync in Fink for 10.4 (/sw/bin/rsync, just installed
it) nor the rsync in /usr/bin/rsync (I used that so far) documents -E.

Yours, Bernd Haug
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