rsync --link-dest, --delete and hard-link count

Tony Abernethy tony at
Sat Feb 6 14:32:01 MST 2010

Grarpamp wrote:
> Yes, hardlinks save data block duplication... yet on filesystems with
> millions
> of files / long pathnames, just the directory entries alone can take up
> gigs
> per image. Multiply that out by frequency and it can quickly add up.


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