Restoring from backup, preserving uids

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Aug 2 19:15:32 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-08-02 at 20:42 +0200, Paul Slootman wrote:
> 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).

Do you know of any case in which breaking hard links makes a system work
incorrectly (as opposed to just taking up more space)?

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