macosxhints – 10.4: Use rysnc to perform automatic backups

macosxhints – 10.4: Use rysnc to perform automatic backups:

On Panther, I used to rely on Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) to schedule a daily backup of my /Users directory to my external FireWire drive. Now CCC doesn’t work properly on Tiger, I’ve developed a way of doing the same thing using the enhanced rsync command that comes with Tiger and supports forks. Hopefully this may help someone out while CCC is being updated.