I want to back up one HFS+ drive to another, but they are both inside an Ubuntu box, which is my HTPC/File-server. I have all Mac and Linux machines. Anyways, what is going to happen with the resource forks? Do I have to compile a special version of Rsync? I remember doing that a long time ago on one of my Macs. Both drives are inside the Linux box.
I don't want to do a RAID mirror because this second drive is semi-portable and also I don't want it spinning all the time. I'm frugal.
My back-up plan is mount both drives on a Mac and SuperDuper one to the other, but it will probably take 20 years going over the network twice like that. Groan.
This is all assuming HFS+ and Netatalk on Linux is going to work well enough for me. I haven't tried it, but what I've read seems promising (and finicky).