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rsync as Backup Tool

I don't think rsync is gonna cut it as a nightly backup tool. The thing crashes every time I try to run it:

About 500 lines of this came out before rsync quit:

sync(1556) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
rsync(1556) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to debug
rsync(1556) malloc: *** vm_allocate(size=1069056) failed (error code=3)

Perhaps one of the GUI solutions is required. 😛

6 Responses to "rsync as Backup Tool"

  1. Did you look at my script at all? Unless you require a "live filesystem" solution, it might work for you.

  2. A live file system (a bootable system) was one of the requirements, yes.

  3. Sorry, I missed that part of the requirements.

    Other than rsync, the only live filesystem-type sync tool I know of is ditto. You probably know this, but ditto is what Carbon Copy Cloner uses.

    Good luck. Sorry to hear that my script wasn't useful.

  4. I recently purchased ChronoSync from Econ Technologies and have been pretty happy with it thus far. The demo is free and if you email them you can get a time-expiring license key (rather than the standard demo's file limit).

  5. Erik, check out RSyncX. IIRC has the ability to generate a script for command line operation (and even enter the script into the Crontab). I've used it under Tiger, but only as a GUI for RSync. I am pretty sure it should work for you!

  6. Chris, ChronoSync can't make bootable backups. Other than that, it's a fantastic tool