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Old 03-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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Question A sime Rsync backup

Excuse me for the typo: "A simple Rsync Backup"
We are using a Mac OS X server:
1. Want to backup folders located in HD to a LaCie Drive(external)
2. Want to backup folders to a tape backup device (exabyte)
3. Would like to schedule the backups weekly at 10PM
4. Would like to get a notification email with results.

I'm asking this because I'm not a shell script expert I found this little script and I'm playing with it:


# To use Apple's rsync switch commented lines below
# To use rsyncx:
RSYNC=/usr/local/bin/rsync --eahfs --showtogo
# To use built-in rsync (OS X 10.4 and later):
# RSYNC=/usr/bin/rsync -E

# sudo runs the backup as root
# --eahfs enables HFS+ mode
# -a turns on archive mode (recursive copy + retain attributes)
# -x don't cross device boundaries (ignore mounted volumes)
# -S handle sparse files efficiently
# --showtogo shows the number of files left to process
# --delete deletes any files that have been deleted locally
# $* expands to any extra command line options you may give

sudo $RSYNC -a -x -S --delete \
--exclude-from backup_excludes.txt $* / /Volumes/DataHD/
$RSYNC -a /Volumes/DataHD /Volumes/"LaCie Disk"
# make the backup bootable - comment this out if needed

#sudo bless -folder /Volumes/OSX/System/Library/CoreServices

I don't know how to refer to the tape device which has a firewire connection. I was looking under /dev and /Volumes folder. I was looking for the IEEE or something similar. We have been using retrospect but my boss doesn't like it. Help is greatly appreciated. thanks

Last edited by cucolin@; 03-30-2007 at 05:18 PM.
Old 04-01-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slack Puppy Debian DSL--at the moment.
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Don't all of the devices on usb, and firewire buses show up as scsi devices? My old server doesn't have firewire. Heck, I'm still using promise-IDE cards. USB-2 devices show up on all of my distros as sda sdb etc. As a firewire device wouldn't it be using ATAPI commands over the firewire bus?


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