hard links on samba shares

Riccardo Iaconelli riccardo at kde.org
Fri Oct 23 01:15:46 MDT 2009

I'm encountering a bug with samba shares, rsync and hard links. I was trying 
to investigate why on my "linksys" samba share i wouldn't get any hard link 
transferred and rsyncs to it would take forever. To keep a long story short, 
here's the output of the command, which should be pretty explanatory :-)

mount says that:
// on /samba/linksys type cifs (rw,mand)

[root at popper linksys]# ls -lah test/*
-rw-rw-r-- 2 502 501 4 2009-10-23 08:53 test/file1
-rw-rw-r-- 2 502 501 4 2009-10-23 08:53 test/file2

[root at popper linksys]# rsync -avz --hard-links test/ test2/
sending incremental file list

sent 146 bytes  received 53 bytes  398.00 bytes/sec
total size is 8  speedup is 0.04

[root at popper linksys]# ls -lah test2/*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 502 501 4 2009-10-23 08:53 test2/file1
-rw-rw-r-- 1 502 501 4 2009-10-23 08:53 test2/file2

Is this a bug or just samba being not reliable for hard links? :-)


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