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A digital native and web-mechanic trying to stand the heat of the interwired kitchen.


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accepted Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
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revised Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
Changed wording, slightly improved
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comment Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
Thanks for your feedback. I had to update my question: Rsnapshot isn't using symlinks but hardlinks to build its incremental backup structure. So -l won't help anyway, but -H should, which unfortunately also doesn't work.
Feb
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comment Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
I'll setup a test case and keep you updated. Thank you so much for you ideas so far.
Feb
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comment Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
Thanks for your participation on my problem! Looks like this is samba related. My drive is directly attached to the NAS.
Feb
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revised Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
Clarified what I'm acuatlly trying to achieve. Updated question with my latest findings.
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comment Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
You're totally right, after some further research I discovered that rsnapshot isn't using symlinks but hardlinks. I updated my question accordingly. So the solution should be using -H and copying the whole directory (as I do it) to preserve the hardlink structure built by rsnapshot but it still doesn't work. When I begin to copy everthing out of daily.0 is getting copied, not just the changed files. // And yes, I'm using a Qnap TS-439 and a external Lacie Drive for this operation.
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revised Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
edited title
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revised Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks
updated my question, after I learned that rsnapshot isn't using symlinks but hardlinks to save space
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asked Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks