I have not been a Mac OS X user for very long now, but I already have hit a limit with what I can do in the GUI. It is time to open the Terminal in the Applications/Utilities. My goal tonight is to use rsync to keep my local files and network files synchronized. So far so good, the command is available and I found a cool tip online to drag-n-drop the folders I want to use into the terminal where their full-paths will be entered.
The command options I settled on are just -a for archive and -v for verbose. In just a few minutes all of the files in my Documents folder were transferred to my network server. I’ll run the command every night manually for a while to see if it keeps things working well. If it does, I’ll find a way to schedule it.