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HFS+ aware tools and tar question?|
I'm not sure I've selected the proper list, so if I have not I apologize and please point me to the correct list.
Relative to my <a href="" class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="http://homepage.mac.com/lee_cullens/Bx3.html">"http://homepage.mac.com/lee_cullens/Bx3.html">Backup::Restore</a> article (a work in process):
<b>1)</b> I would like to include a list of Unix tools distributed by Apple that are HFS+ aware as of 10.4.2 - those that need to be of course. I've been digging through material on ADC, looking for some reference or list, off and on for a while now without success. I've tried various search criteria like "HFS CLI file commands" and I already know about asr, hdiutil, cp, mv, tar, and rsync. Anyone have any ideas where I might find specific info about such ? The trial and error approach is wearing thin :-)
<b>2)</b> I would like to include a more specific explanation of major duplication to optical media. The two approaches I know of are:
<li>Creating a full image clone and segmenting it with <b>hdiutil</b>, then burning the individual segments with Finder.</li><br>
<li>Using <b>tar</b>. </li>
I have tested and restored the former successfully, but with <b>tar</b> I have only tested and restored with smaller subsets. The advantage of <b>tar</b> would be if insufficient disk capacity were available for the imaging. Obviously I can't create a real "clone" with <b>tar</b>, but I'm wondering just how much I could include in a <b>tar</b> archive and restore to just a basic OS installation to recreate a working primary volume? Other than the obvious excludes (trash, tmp, cache and the like), does anyone have any thoughts on the minimum excludes I might use? I may be wrong, but I don't see this as being the same as a <b>ditto</b> approach (as far as excludes).
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