Eric Cheng

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Finally using rsync

Just another exciting Saturday evening at the Cheng household: I finally took the 15 minutes to understand *rsync*, and I've used it 3 times tonight already. :) 1. ... as a cron job on my main Mac Pro to incrementally sync one drive to another every night 2. ... to sync a share from one ReadyNAS to another 3. ... in a scheduled backup kicked off from my ReadyNAS Pro to fetch mysqldumps from every day

*rsync* and I will have a long relationship, I'm sure.

I also notice that rsync looks into packages in the Mac OS X filesystem. Nice! (although this would imply that running rsync without the "--delete" flag won't work well if files inside packages change). It also doesn't properly copy symbolic links, so SuperSuper! is still useful for full-volume syncs.