Meeting with Alan 9:00 November 13, 2009 mkljun Software hints ZPrivate: Minutes This content has restricted access, please type the password below and get access. Tags: backupgrowlnotifymac os xrdiff-backup Next Meeting with Alan 11:00 Previous Backing up Mac OS X to a Windows machine No Responses Comments4 Pingbacks0 bunam says: November 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm Helo, Did you have no trouble with long filenames or special chars or attributes ? I planed to do the same but inside a mounted dmg or a sparsebundle image on the smb/windows share. Reply mkljun says: November 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm I did have have issues (I thought I pointed that out with “not so great file system”). 1. Win FS has no support for hard links. I could survive with this. But if you are going to do your backup to a dmg image (with HFS) this would not be an issue. I actually did the exact thing but I was worried what would happen if the image gets corrupted. Right now I do backups on Win FS but I’m getting another machine with Linux and ext4 FS. 2. The only files that did make problems were those in Firefox and Thunderbird profile. So I first tar both profile folders and exclude them while performing backup: http://rdiff-backup.nongnu.org/examples.html#exclude Reply Michael says: November 25, 2009 at 8:09 am Thanks for this. I only wish I had found this before I decided to reformat my 2TB hard drive so I could still have used the drive on windows. Reply Persistent Inappeasable Mind says: July 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm It is very important to have daily/weekly/monthly backups of own information. I know many people realize the importance of backups only when worst happens – disk failures and a lot of studies show that users do not pay atention to this particular problem Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.