hard links on samba shares

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Fri Oct 23 03:31:27 MDT 2009

On Fri 23 Oct 2009, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 09:15 +0200, Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:
> > 
> > [root at popper linksys]# rsync -avz --hard-links test/ test2/
> > sending incremental file list
> > ./
> > file1
> > file2

> > Is this a bug or just samba being not reliable for hard links? :-)
> Probably the latter.  You can always strace rsync to check that it is
> issuing the link(2) call and see what the result is.

Rsync is not even trying the link(2) call, as it doesn't recognize that
the files are linked; the output would have been:

file2 => file1

Please do an ls -li on the source, to see if the inode numbers are the
same. Perhaps even do it with separate ls invocations ("ls -li file1; ls
-li file2") to see if it varies.


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