lstone19 Posted November 14, 2007 Report Share Posted November 14, 2007 Among my backup, I have a nightly job to Duplicate my VMware Fusion virtual machine files. I do a duplicate rather than a backup due to the size (if I run the Fusion virtual machine, then the entire 7GB file needs to be backed-up or copied; by duplicating, it should only need to be copied if it changed without getting a huge saveset). Earlier this week, VMware released version 1.1 of Fusion. Since then, three of the files in the virtual machine package file are getting copied every run even though they have not changed. All three have the same "extended attributes": $ ls -l@ -rw-------@ 1 larry larry 6431047680 Nov 12 23:28 Windows XP Home Edition.vmdk com.apple.metadata:com_apple_backup_excludeItem 61 -rw-------@ 1 larry larry 536870912 Oct 31 19:09 Windows XP Home Edition.vmem com.apple.metadata:com_apple_backup_excludeItem 61 -rw-------@ 1 larry larry 18775475 Nov 12 23:28 Windows XP Home Edition.vmss com.apple.metadata:com_apple_backup_excludeItem 61 Retrospect Server: PPC/Leopard Retrospect Client: Intel/Leopard Retrospect Version: 6.1.138 Retrospect Client: 6.1.130 As a test, I set up a script to further Duplicate from the PPC server to a PPC client running Tiger and the same behavior is seen. Any thoughts as to why this is happening? For now, I have the duplicate cut back to once a week. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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