cannot backup to external disk with rsync, create hard links of add w permissions

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Wed Jan 13 06:44:28 MST 2010

On Wed 13 Jan 2010, Thomas Evangelidis wrote:

> I want to backup my Documents directory and instead of copying everything to
> my external disk I tried to use this command line to create an incremental
> backup with rsync on my external disk:

You _did_ format the external disk with a filesystem that understands
hardlinks, yes? Such disks usually come preformatted with FAT which
doesn't support many Unix concepts.


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