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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Target SMB or CIFS filesystem won't allow symli

From: Andrew Ferguson
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Target SMB or CIFS filesystem won't allow symlinks, rdiff-backup fails
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:14:28 -0400
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Eric Jensen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to backup from a Linux/ext3 system to a networked filesystem
> that is mounted as smbfs.  I can read/write test files on the mounted
> target filesystem, but when I try to run rdiff-backup, it fails.  It
> appears that the problem is that I can't create symlinks on the target
> system: 

Yes, this is a known bug that was corrected in CVS.

Perhaps it's time for a new unstable release?


Andrew Ferguson - address@hidden

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