Ashley Aitken, Curtin UniversityPart of XW12
Rsync is a very powerful and very flexible tool (and associated Rsnapshot) for backup and sync-ing on Macs (and other operating systems). Integrated with the fantastic Carbon Copy Cloner tool (CCC) (free for use in education institutions) it makes a powerful combination.
This technology and tools are not a replacement for Time Machine but fills a complementary need. Setting up these technologies can also be sometimes confusing and complicated (e.g. setting up the keys to allow no-password ssh). This presentation is relevant to beginner and intermediate level administrators who haven’t really explored the potential of the rsync technology.