--link-dest isn't linking

Henri Shustak henri.shustak at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 20:42:22 MDT 2012

> rsync -Ha --link-dest=/media/4tb/bak/panic-2012-01-01 /media/2tb/bak/panic-2012-02-01 /media/4tb/bak/

It seems that you may be attempting to hard-link between two file systems. One is mounted as "/media/4tb" the other is mounted as "media/2tb". 

My understanding is that it is not normally possible to hard-link between file systems. 

The following is quoted from the man page for the 'ln' command :
> Hard links may not normally refer to directories and may not span file systems.

Hopefully this information is helpful.

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