Backing up OS X command-line style
I bought an external drive recently. I bought it partly to back up the files on my main computer – a trusty Mac. It came bundled with Retrospect Express. I’ve tried to use Retrospect Express, but we don’t get along too well. Before I got the drive, I’d read about using rsync to backup OS X. So, I thought I’d give that a go. I followed the instructions here. Works a treat, and simple as you like. Sometimes the command line is all you need. For the easily scared among you, keep your eyes averted from the following warning to be found towards the bottom of the article:
Using command line utilities without experience can have unpredictable consequences including loss of data.