Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 22:28 UTC
General Development The rsync utility is a mandatory tool for your command-line work, and you need to learn how to use it for easy, safe, quick laptop-desktop synchronization. This article introduces rsync and mentions several related tools, all of which provide easy synchronization procedures.
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The problem...
by xnoreq on Thu 16th Apr 2009 17:40 UTC
xnoreq
Member since:
2009-01-06

The problem I have with rsync is that it doesn't preserve all file attributes when pulling a backup from a linux to a windows machine.
Well, creating a tar archive on the linux machine and just pulling that one over rsync helps, but that's not a very good solution, any suggestions?

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RE: The problem...
by J-freebsd_98 on Thu 16th Apr 2009 21:17 in reply to "The problem..."
J-freebsd_98 Member since:
2006-01-01

rsnapshot, pci-sata adaptor, for some reason
seems quicker than ide (master ) > ide (slave)
with rsnapshot.
...........
the post above I am replying to though, "windows",
you may consider the shareware Bootit. I use it
for image backup (it does BATCH!) of fat32 and
freebsd partitions. I also use it to format
a FS to "freebsd" (it is in the dropdown menu if
one knows beforehand) before installing so so when
the somewhat arcane freebsd installer operates, I know
precisely where to install. Slightly costly (35$) but
way easy. Initially bought it in the 1990's when
knowledgable persons raved about it in Usenet.

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RE[2]: The problem...
by phoenix on Mon 20th Apr 2009 05:05 in reply to "RE: The problem..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

rsnapshot, pci-sata adaptor, for some reason
seems quicker than ide (master ) > ide (slave)
with rsnapshot.


Well, duh! Only a single device can be active on an IDE channel at a time. So you read data from the master to a buffer, then write to the slave. It's a half-duplex operation. It'll always be faster to use two separate IDE channels (read from primary master, stream directly to secondary master), or any two separate I/O channels.

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