User configuration

There are only a few parameters to choose in user configuration. Configurations are saved to permanent store.

Rsync, paths and logging

  • 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 of rsync - any version of rsync should work, but only rsync version 3.1.2, version 3.1.3 protocol version 31 and rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29 are tested and verified
  • optional path for rsync
    • if other version of rsync is installed in other path than /usr/local/bin it must be set here
  • detailed logging on or off - if detailed logging is on all backup tasks are logged, if off only last date for task is updated in Execute view
  • temporary path restore
  • Scheduled tasks (default on: dispatch, if off: timer)
    • don´t bother to switch, it is only how (technical) scheduled tasks are kicked off

If there is a not valid rsync path is set an error is presented in bottom of user configuration. If there still is missing rsync in optional path no execution of tasks is allowed.

Logging to file

Logging is saved to permanent store.

  • either minimum (last 10 lines) or full logging of output from rsync, be carful not logging everything, the log file might be big
  • log file is Documents/rsynclog.txt
  • logging to file is off when RsyncOSX starts

Number of days

  • Number of days
    • in Execute view tasks older than number of days are marked red

Snapshot day of week to keep

  • The day of week to keep when selecting a plan for deleting snapshots

Paths for RsyncOSX and RsyncOSXsched

  • path RsyncOSX
  • path RsyncOSXsched
    • the path for both apps should be set if scheduled tasks are executed in RsyncOSXsched, green light indicates apps are found in path

See scheduled backups and menu app for more info.

Written on April 10, 2018