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    Oct 09, 2011
    Need help understanding Mac osx file system

    I have a little familiarity with Linux fs and am trying to understand the osx fs, specifically if Users - has the user info (equivalent to the /home in linux), what does home (in osx) do?

    The reason for this question is that I like to have a bootable system backup and a separate backup of my home folder. Therefore I have rsysc'd my home folder. Which folders can I ignore for the system backup (via CCC)?

    Thanks all


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Don't ignore anything. When making backups with CCC or Time Machine, backup everything. This isn't Linux. CCC backups are bootable provided the backup is to an external drive formatted to HFS Extended Journaled with the GUID scheme selected. Time Machine backups are not bootable.

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