Plurrrr

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16 Apr 2019

WD My Passport arrived

WD My Passport 2TB orange
Western Digital My Passport 2TB orange.

Making a backup on OS X

After I had unpacked the Western Digital My Passport I used Disk Utility on OS X to erase and format the drive as "OS X Extended (Journaled)".

Erasing and formatting a drive using Disk Utility
Erasing and formatting a drive using Disk Utility on OS X "El Capitan".

Next, I selected the drive in Finder, selected "Get Info", unlocked the settings at the very bottom and turned "Ignore ownership on this volume" off.

Ignore ownership on this volume disabled
"Ignore ownership on this volume" disabled after unlocking.

Finally, I used rsync in the terminal as follows

sudo rsync -avh /Users/ \
    /Volumes/Orange/Users/

to start a complete backup of all Users data on the brand new Western Digital harddisk named Orange.

Transfer speed of a WD My Passport 2TB drive

When done with the backup of my OS X "El Captain" /Users/ directory the rsync command reported a transfer speed of 34.72M bytes/sec for the WD My Passport 2TB drive (output reformatted to fit):

sent 788.46G bytes
received 13.34M bytes
34.72M bytes/sec
total size is 788.81G
speedup is 1.00