DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7670] New: rsync --hard-links fails where ditto succeeds

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Thu Sep 9 18:33:14 MDT 2010

           Summary: rsync --hard-links fails where ditto succeeds
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.0
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Mac OS X
            Status: NEW
          Severity: blocker
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: Dave at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Given enough hard links in a source folder and a small enough destination
volume, copying with rsync -- hard-links can fail whereas the Mac OS X ditto
program succeeds. Rsync fails by exhausting the maximum number of hard links on
the destination.

I have made a script that demonstrates this bug. It makes two minimal ram
disks, with a volume on each. On the source volume it makes a maximal set of
hard linked files that can be copied correctly to the other volume using ditto
but not using rsync.

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