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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by pjm (639) on 2005.03.26 19:53 (#39183)
    Yep, CCC together with psync make a nice solution to keep a bootable backup. I tend to partition a FW disk into two or three pieces and keep rolling bootable backups on two of those pieces. It's saved me a few times when I've overwritten files inadvertantly: just jump into my /Volumes/backup{1,2} and pull the right file out.

    Anyway: CCC for the initial clone (maybe "NetRestore" now: it seems to have superseded CCC; see www.bombich.com, but set the NetRestore preferences so that things are optimised for local restoring (ie, get it to do block level copying)).

    Grab a psync package from http://bombich.com/ [bombich.com] (which includes some nice bugfixes that aren't in Dan Kogai's CPAN version):

    http://www.bombich.com/software/files/psync.dmg [bombich.com]

    And then throw in a cron job (if that's how you're going to be doing the synchronisation). Something like

    15 4 * * 2,4,6 root /usr/local/bin/psync -q -d / /Volumes/backup1 >> /Users/pmccann/psync_output_1 2>&1
    15 4 * * 3,5 root /usr/local/bin/psync -q -d / /Volumes/backup2 >> /Users/pmccann/psync_output_2 2>&1

    Cheers,
    Paul