[Box Backup] backing ub different operating systemn

Chris Wilson boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 6 Dec 2007 17:32:52 +0000 (GMT)

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Hi Rudolf,

On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, Rudolf E. Reiber wrote:

> my problem is when backing ub some LINUX-machines with my Mac (10.5) via=
> rsync, I always have problems with the different character-encodings on=
> the two machines. The LINUX computer uses ISO8859-15 and the Mac uses=20
> utf-8. (I found no way telling the mac using ISO8859-15 as well...) So,=
> whenever a filename contains German Umlaute (=F6=E4=FC=D6=C4=DC...) or so=
> spaces, these files have "wrong" names on the mac. For example an =FC=20
> becomes %FC, a space %20 etc. "Eine =DCbung" becomes "Eine%20%FDbung".=20
> (example). The bad thing is, that all these files are deleted and again=
> copied by rsync.
> My question now: how deals boxbackup with these matter?

Box Backup assumes everything is in UTF-8, it doesn't do character set=20
conversions except on Windows where UTF-8 is never used.

Having said that, Box is not a synchronisation tool and you probably can't=
use it to replace rsync.

Cheers, Chris.
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