6979 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2009 6:06 PM by KJK555
Sure, piece of cake...
you can use asr, rsync or ditto.
asr copies everything. It's actually designed to make clones.
asr restore --source source --target target [options]
asr restore --source "/Volumes/Leopard" --target "/Volumes/Data2" --verbose
(options probably not needed, --verbose is good though if your bored and want to
watch some text fly by.
rsync is a backup program
Local: rsync [OPTION...] SRC... [DEST]
rsync -av "/Volumes/Leopard/" "/Volumes/Data2"
note the trailing "/" after Leopard. Be sure to include
at the end of the source path so rsync won't add an extra directory
to your backup. rsync has a lot of options, -av will do a regular archive.
ditto is a copy program.
Not quite as fast as asr and rsync, but very simple.
ditto [-v] [-V] [-X] [<options>] src ... dst_directory
ditto -v "/Volumes/Leopard/" "/Volumes/Data2"
That's it, choose one and let your fingers do the walking.
I'm having some trouble....
ditto reports these messages:
ditto: /./dev/fd/3: Not a directory
ditto: /./dev/fd/4: Not a directory
ditto: /./dev/fd/5: Not a directory
asr reports (I don't know the exact wording):
Failed to copy blessed files which may have out-of-date files. (or something like that)
rsync just didn't work...
ditto only copies directories or files from mounted drives. It will not accept a "/dev/diskxxx"
argument as the source or destination. You can copy root directory to root directory though
as shown in my example:
ditto -v /Volumes/Leopard /Volumes/Data2
(copies everything from root directory of volume "leopard" to root directory of volume "Data2")
rsync operates basically the same way. It needs valid file paths on the source and destination also.
asr will accept source and target /dev entries or volume mountpoints.
If you are having problems figuring out /dev entries or Volume mountpoints use;
"diskutil list" command at the command line to see info on all mounted volumes.
the NAME column is the mountpoint always preceded by /Volumes.
example: if name is Mac Data then the path to root is /Volumes/"Mac Data"
note: if name contains spaces, then it must be quoted.
The last column is IDENTIFIER. That determines the dev entry.
example: if Mac Data's identifier is "disk3s2", then its dev entry is /dev/disk3s2.