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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks all, especially to CharlesA :)

    SSH worked without any problems, using a wired network connection I managed to backup the Downloads and Desktop folders on the Mac to the server fairly...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Found how to specify SSH port number using:


    rsync -a -b --rsh='ssh -p 12345' --progress --backup-dir="deleted_$(date +\%Y-\%m-\%d)" --delete --exclude-from...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks CharlesA I'll give that a go

    I have changed the SSH default port so when I use SSH I have to define the port number (e.g. ssh user@hostname -p 12345), so what would the syntax need to be in...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    I didn't think there would be any point in using SSH, because I am backing up over my internal LAN network so its safe.

    I thought SSH was more for remote connections, when accessing your sever...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    The server appears in Finder (on the Mac) as 'HOMESERVER' as shown in the screenshot below...

    https://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=288871&stc=1

    When I click on a drive such as...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks CharlesA, I ran the following command so that it backed up to a destination folder (called testrsync) on the Mac ...



    rsync --archive --verbose --itemize-changes -b...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks CharlesA, this is the result from the memory check...




    sudo grep -i -r 'out of memory' /var/log/

    /var/log/auth.log:Jul 25 16:32:37 homeserver sudo: freeflyer : TTY=pts/0 ;...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks CharlesA

    To answer your earlier question, this is my own server at home.

    Its a Dell T30 Poweredge and connected to a 1Mb internal LAN network.

    The results are below, is the problem...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Seems I was wrong again :(

    Why is this proving so hard !

    I'm still getting the same errors



    sending incremental file list
    cd++++++++++ username/
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    I've updated the version of rsync on Ubuntu to be the same as the version of rsync on the Mac.

    rsync on Ubuntu was version 3.1.3 and rsync on the Mac is the latest version 3.2.3.

    So now both...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks coffeecat, sorry I've no idea what BBCode is ? I have no idea what happened ?

    I opened the logfile.txt using the TextEdit app on the Mac, then copied the text from TextEdit and pasted...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks CharlesA, I ran the command you suggested. Below is the last part of the log file on the Mac...



    >f++++++++++ myusername/Pictures/2006.photolibrary/Database/tmSync.plist
    .d...p.........
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Nope.... spoke to soon


    I have only performed rsync on the Download and the Documents folders on the Mac so far, but the size difference is vast so something is not right...


    Downloads folder...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    Thanks all, I managed to get it working.

    I stripped back the command to the very basic and started added options one by one, there must have been a syntax issue.



    rsync -a -v -b...
  15. [ubuntu] Is it possible to backup Mac APFS personal data to Ubuntu server ext4 HDD ?

    I would like to be able to backup files from my Mac Book Pro (macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) over the internal network to my server which is running Ubuntu 20.04.

    The server HDDs (WD Red CMR) are...
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