DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6746] file from link-dest-source is copies and not linked for identical files

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------- Comment #3 from at  2010-03-11 13:18 CST -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> hello,
> this is an other problem like my problem.
> on my system, rsync should delete an existing file and link it to an identical
> file.
> but this don't work, so i delete the complete target-directory und rsync make
> the links.
That't exactly what I do. Three times a day a new dir is created based on the
source and hardlinked to the previous backup dirs (I use three backup dirs)
> i think, you can have a directory or files with dates in future. in this case
> rsync always copy the files because the files have always the actual date/time
> for rsync.

No that is not the case.

I debugged somewhat further. The same folder+files is linked correctly if I
only do a short rsync test for this user's homedir (/export/home/pave) . So
it's not the filename or dir name. I have found other directories with old
files. Some of them are hard linked, other are not. That included files without
spaces or dashes in the path.
I noticed the problem because my backup space decreased much harder than I

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