Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 21:47:56 GMT 2007

On 1/2/07, tony.chamberlain at lemko.com <tony.chamberlain at lemko.com> wrote:
>      rsync -a --delete --link-dest=/home/chamberl/oldbk/
> /home/chamberl/source/  /home/chamberl/backup/
> I make sure that /home/chamberl/source has some files exactly the same as in
> /home/chamberl/oldbk/
> but evertything gets copiued, and no hard links are done (though they should
> be).

Rsync only makes hard links if the source files match the oldbk files
in all preserved attributes.  Since you used -a, these attributes are
permissions and modification time, plus user and group if rsync runs
as root.  Do these attributes match between source and oldbk files?


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