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Re: [Duplicity-talk] symbolic links not working

From: Richard Scott
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] symbolic links not working
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 10:37:31 -0000 (UTC)
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I don't believe duplicity will follow symbolic links by design. It wouldn't 
make any sense to
actually backup the target file in the place of the symbolic link.

For example, you could be backing up /etc which includes this symlink:

# ls -al /etc/test
/etc/test -> /root/test

If you restored /etc/test using the method your after all you'd then get is an 
actual file called
/etc/test and not a symlink back to /root/test.

Hope this helps,


> OK, Ubuntu has an old version in the repository, so I installed 0.5.06
> but it still does not follow symbolic links.  Any ideas?
> Jay Dresser wrote:
>> Hi.  I just tried duplicity and it looks great and all but it is not
>> following symbolic links.  I am running version 0.4.12 on Ubuntu Intrepid.  
>> I thought I followed
>> the man page correctly, is there some trick to using symbolic links?
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