Rsync Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dalton63841, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Dalton63841, Jan 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2011

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    Dalton63841

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    I was just hoping I might get a more in depth explanation on rsync. I have used Mac for a little over a year, but I have used Debian linux for about 5 years. That being said I have only had a couple of occasions where I actually needed rsync. I have read the Man pages, but it's frankly alot to take in when I already have a working script.

    This is the script I'm currently using:

    Code:
    rsync -aE --delete --ignore-existing /Volumes/Data/ /Volumes/Data2
    Of course this backs up everything from Volumes/Data/ over to /Volumes/Data2, only copying what is new, and deleting files that have been removed from /Volumes/Data.

    My main question I is, is there a better combination of switches I should be using? It is only backing up movies/music/pictures. I noticed that my backups tend to have be a little strange as far as permissions/ownerships.
     
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    Dalton63841

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    LOL So I guess there's not much input on this. I just figured I would ask because most rsync scripts use command switches much different than mine.
     

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