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Bootable OS X backups with rsync. Based on Nicolas Gallagher's script (http://nicolasgallagher.com/mac-osx-bootable-backup-drive-with-rsync/).
- .Spotlight-*/
- .Trashes
- .DocumentRevisions-*/
- /.dbfseventsd
- .fseventsd/
- /tmp/*
- /Network/*
- /cores/*
- /afs/*
- /automount/*
- /private/tmp/*
- /private/var/run/*
- /private/var/spool/postfix/*
- /private/var/vm/*
- /Previous Systems.localized
- /Volumes/*
- */.Trash
- .DS_Store
#!/bin/bash
# Bootable disk backup
# Requires rsync 3
# Should be run as root
DST="/Volumes/DESTINATION/"
SRC="/"
EXCLUDE="/path/to/exclude_file"
RSYNC="/usr/local/bin/rsync"
PROG="SystemMirror"
# --acls update the destination ACLs to be the same as the source ACLs
# --archive turn on archive mode (recursive copy + retain attributes)
# --delete delete any files that have been deleted locally
# --delete-excluded delete any files (on DST) that are part of the list of excluded files
# --exclude-from reference a list of files to exclude
# --hard-links preserve hard-links
# --one-file-system don't cross device boundaries (ignore mounted volumes)
# --sparse handle spare files efficiently
# --verbose increase verbosity
# --xattrs update the remote extended attributes to be the same as the local ones
if [ ! -r "$SRC" ]; then
logger -t $PROG "Source $SRC not readable - Cannot start the sync process"
exit;
fi
if [ ! -w "$DST" ]; then
logger -t $PROG "Destination $DST not writeable - Cannot start the sync process"
exit;
fi
logger -t $PROG "Start rsync"
$RSYNC --acls \
--archive \
--delete \
--delete-excluded \
--exclude-from=$EXCLUDE \
--hard-links \
--one-file-system \
--sparse \
--verbose \
--xattrs \
"$SRC" "$DST"
logger -t $PROG "End rsync"
# Make the backup bootable
bless -folder "$DST"/System/Library/CoreServices
exit 0
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Label</key>
<string>org.rsync.mirror.system</string>
<key>LowPriorityIO</key>
<true/>
<key>Nice</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>Program</key>
<string>/PATH/TO/MIRROR/SCRIPT</string>
<key>StartCalendarInterval</key>
<dict>
<key>Hour</key>
<integer>15</integer>
<key>Minute</key>
<integer>00</integer>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>
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