Re: [PATCH for testing] cow behaviour for hard links
From: Jamie Lokier
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 02:53:01 EST
Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Or did you mean the problem of tar backups growing *much* larger than
> > the real filesystem? Yes, tar becomes useless for backups then. :)
> Yep, this is what I meant.
A different but related problem: rsync cannot backup my kernel
development directory from one hard disk to another, because it
contains lots of kernel trees mostly hard linked to each other. rsync
falls over, trying to keep track of the roughly half a million links.
You might see similar problems trying to backup a strongly "copyfile"'d
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