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I'm trying to use rsync to copy files from one external HDD to another external HDD. I use the following commands

rsync -rv --exclude=.DS_Store ~/Volumes/Backed /Volumes/Hero

where Backed is the source and Hero is the destination. However I keep getting this error:

building file list ... rsync: link_stat "/Users/Corbin/Volumes/Backed" failed: No such file or directory (2)

I'd like to know what I'm doing wrong and sync these two HDD. I'm using Mac 10.8 and both external HDD are formatted HFS+.

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Well, it looks rather like one of your external HDs isn't mounted where you think it is.

'~' in that context refers to the user's home directory, so you are telling rsync that the 'Backed' HD is mounted in /Users/Corbin/Volumes/Backed. Is that true? I don't suspect that's a common place to mount things, so I'm thinking that what you want to do is drop that '~' and use just '/Volumes/Backed' instead.

  • Thanks, I think that was it. It's working right now. I'll check back when it's done. – Hebon Oct 8 '13 at 15:19

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