I am about to move my data from my old iMac to a brand new MacBook Pro. I would like to start over with a fresh install on B and copy just a subset of my data, reinstalling applications from scratch, so I am not considering using Migration assistance.
I am thinking to use rsync to do the job, but I am confused about which options I should use.
Reading man pages, I came out with this:
rsync -vazHE --progress -e ssh andrea@imac:/remote/dir /local/dir/ 2> errors.log
- v: verbose
- a: archive, to keep times, symlinks, permissions, groups, owners and traverse directories recursively
- z: to compress data
- H: to keep any hard-link
- E: to keep extended attributes
- progress: to keep an eye on job progress
Am I not considering some other useful options?