Simple rsync for backing up a file tree exactly

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by JRedford, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Hi all, I am totally new to rsync.

    Here's the setup at my office:

    10-15 employees backing up once a day to a Drobo RAID (about 2TB used for backups) which is connected to a Mac Mini Server.

    What I want to do is to use rsync to copy the exact file tree of the Drobo to another NAS connected to Linux PC offsite. I know this is possible, obviously, but I am a noob at all this rsync jargon.

    Please let me know if you don't understand what I am trying to achieve.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2007
    Haarlem, the Netherlands
    First of all: try CCC. Rsync with a nice GUI.

    But, commandline:

    rsync -az /Volumes/Drobo
    will 'archive' a copy of /Volumes/Drobo to a folder called Drobo-copy on using user as useraccount.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2010
    If you are a noob at all this rsyng jargon, I would recommend reading a bit about rsync and how it is used and how it is not.

    It's easy to throw together a command line. It's also easy to use rsync in a stupid or even destructive way. So, again, I'd spend some quality time reading and deciding.

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