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Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer for Digital Fruition, LLC. I specialize in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware and more.

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Sep
8
comment out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
@harithski: This won't save any disk space... it will just waste time, and in fact, will use more disk space until your home directory is compressed.
Sep
8
comment out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
/tmp is still space on your boot volume...
Sep
8
comment out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
@harithski: No. You will make the problem worse if you move the files to another location on your hard disk, because you'll actually be copying them, using more space... until you log out, when the space will be reclaimed. But in the end you'll be right where you started. Your best bet is to go buy a hard drive, or burn them to DVD.
Sep
8
answered Using screencapture when remotely logged in to a headless mac via ssh
Sep
8
comment Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
Using Bonjour Browser is a great thought!
Sep
8
answered Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
Sep
8
answered out of diskspace because of sparsebundle
Jun
24
awarded  Taxonomist
Jun
13
accepted How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
Jun
9
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
@tegbains no packet loss. But the massive amount of I/O was causing the backup server to be unresponsive. I believe I found a solution!
Jun
9
answered How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
Jun
8
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
I don't know what's causing the connection to be lost, but since it happens with all protocols now, AFP, CIFS, NFS and iSCSI, it's a problem with the server. I think the data transfer is just overwhelming the virtual machine and it becomes unresponsive... but I'll ask another question, probably on the unix&linux stack exchange.
Jun
7
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
Bah! Just as I was typing that this is working great, the connection was lost. But I still have hope for this solution...
Jun
6
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
Ah, I see, you're mounting the directory and rsync ing locally! I was trying to rsync from the Mac to the server! I will try this and get back to you.
Jun
6
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
This is a fantastic idea. I'll try that after I finish work for the day!
Jun
6
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
Hmmm, I'll have to look into that! The reason I'm "re-inveting" TimeMachine, FYI, is that TimeMachine requires a large USB drive for each machine, and in our setup we don't have that, rather, we have a massive onsite backup RAID.
Jun
6
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
That's what I was doing -- and CCC was running rsync and I was getting the same I/O errors :-(
Jun
6
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
When you dump your drive to the network drive, what hosts the network drive? OS X? Linux? How do you connect? Samba? AFP? Do you use CCC direct to the network drive, or, do you go to a DMG on the network drive?
Jun
6
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
No matter what I have tried, I can't get rsync to copy the resource forks, I think because the ZFS system doesn't support them... I'm not sure. I first tried with a Debian kBSD server, but have switched to Nexenta (OpenSolaris kernel + Debian core) because it has NFS and Netatalk support.
Jun
6
comment How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?
Unfortunately, when I use CCC for an incremental backup, it just runs rsync and I get the same result :-(