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>>>>> "DB" == Donovan Baarda <email@example.com>
>>>>> wrote the following on Thu, 14 Mar 2002 14:02:06 +1100
DB> My main concern with hardlinks is preserving them on a
DB> "restore". The space savings might be minor, but it is critical
DB> that when a filesystem is "restored" from an older backup, it is
DB> restored with hardlinks preserved.
DB> I'm not sure that rdiff-backup can do this currently. It _might_
DB> be able to do it when recovering the "latest" backup, but not
DB> when recovering an older backup.
rdiff-backup currently doesn't notice or preserve hardlinks at all
(see man/web page). The current plan would preserve them on a restore
as you suggest, and the mirror counterparts of hardlinked source files
would also be linked, but nothing in the rdiff-backup-data directory
would be linked.
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