How to Backup user files

There are many solutions.


rsync syncs two directories. Works incrementally. With the right magic options, it seems to sync everything needed. Lukas did a script, md hacked it:

To restore my backup, I proceeded as follows

 mount +t hfs -r -o rdonly,noauto,nodev,nosuid,journaled /dev/disk1s1 /Volumes/Backup

and then restored the backup with

 rsync -av /Volumes/Backup/macguire/full/ /Users/akuhn

do not omit the / at the end of the first path


Mozy provides an interesting on-line encrypted backup service. See

Last changed by admin on 21 April 2009