I noticed while looking at the rdiff-backup docs  that it claims
to be able to backup resource forks and other Mac OS X metadata  to
a traditional unix filesystem. This would extraordinarily handy
for me. This seems to be accomplished by use of this python xattr
library  (rdiff-backup is written in python) which supports the OS
X (10.4 and later) filesystem extended attributes .
The analogous Perl library seems to be File::ExtAttr .
Can BackupPC be made to support backups of extended attributes
such that resource forks and other extattrs can be placed on a
different filesystem, say UFS2 (FreeBSD), and later restored to an
Gregory S. Sutter Fighting ignorance since 1975!
mailto:gsutter@... (It's taking longer than I thought.)