Restoring from backup, preserving uids

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Sat Aug 2 18:42:45 GMT 2008

On Sat 02 Aug 2008, Neil Gunton wrote:

> Hi, I use rsync to back up my Linux system to hard drive. I use the -av  
> option, and it preserves uids. However if I reinstall Linux, and try to  

Just a note: I'd recommend also using -H to preserve hard links.
Traditionally a unix / linux system will have many files hard-linked
(although a quick check shows less than I expected).

Paul Slootman

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