rsync (3.0.6) on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard )to backup a folder form an external hard drive (FAT32) to another external hard disk (FAT32). Somehow certain files (and at times they change!) get copied with a different file name. For example:
campo_2006_valcanale_127.jpg --> CAMPO~40.JPG
Shrunk and upper-cased, of course rsync next time deletes the CAMPO~40.JPG and copies it again, but almost always it gets messed up again. At times it works, but also files that were OK get corrupted.
Now, if I go in the destination directory and do a
ls -a I can’t see the file
campo_2006_valcanale_127.jpg because it has been somehow renamed but the file
campo_2006_valcanale_127.jpg actually exists! I can display it, I can write on it etc…, simply it’s invisible! Maybe it’s just the filename that's behaving oddly…
I get the same behavior when I copy files manually (using
cp) and even when I copy them with the “Finder!” I drag and drop a file and its name changes!
If you have any hint, please tell me… I can provide more info if need be.