[buug] backup a dir with hard links
grayarea at reddagger.org
Tue Feb 13 22:32:18 PST 2007
No, John, you weren't missing anything. I was just not paying attention.
Sorry for the waste of time.
On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 17:26 -0800, John de la Garza wrote:
> I maybe misreading, but I don't understand how this link applies to
> me. I am not having a problem with sym links, but rather hard links
> (which, as you probably know can only be files not directories, like
> the link you posted talks about)
> I am I missing something?
> I want my copy to have the same hard links as the source.
> On Feb 13, 2007, at 12:45 PM, jwithers wrote:
> > http://lists.samba.org/archive/rsync/2004-June/009666.html
> > On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 11:56 -0800, John de la Garza wrote:
> >> If I have a file and create a hard link to it like:
> >> touch foo
> >> ln foo bar
> >> and want to back up the directory that contains this link, it seems
> >> that cp and rsync are not able to keep the link structure but if I
> >> use tar it does keep it
> >> Is it possible to keep the links with cp or rsync or must I use tar
> >> or another archiving thing? I have tried cp -RH which is not the way
> >> to go...
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