remote rsyncd modules and --link-dest

Shaun Cloherty s.cloherty at
Wed May 14 02:43:43 EST 2003

Can anyone shed any light on what I should expect from rsync when the 
--link-dest option is invoked when the destination is a remote rsync 
module? i.e.

rsync --archive --delete --link-dest=../dst_1/ /src/ user at host::xyz/dst_0

I almost expected to get a whole lot of hard links in dst_1 to unchanged 
files in dst_0... if I skip rsyncd on the server side (i.e. make the 
target user at host:/path/to/xyz/dst_0) that is indeed what I get, so could 
anyone enlighten me as to why the same isn't possible when the 
destination is a remote module...



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