Changing permissions on existing backup source

Dan Stromberg drsalists at
Thu Jan 2 19:05:16 MST 2014

On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Charles Marcus
<CMarcus at> wrote:
> If I change the permissions on the source maildirs, will this cause
> everything to be transferred again? Meaning, will rsync see everything as
> 'modified', thus creating a new copy of the entire mail store on the backup
> target?
> Or will the newest backup directory just reflect the new permissions for the
> hardlinked files, without making new copies of everything?

Come to think of it, this makes a good row in my backup software
comparison chart...  Added:


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