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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Can I make rdiff-backup follow symlinks?

From: Paul Bijnens
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Can I make rdiff-backup follow symlinks?
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 12:07:16 +0200
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On 2008-05-07 10:55, Chris G wrote:
Is there an option in rdiff-backup to make it follow symbolic links?

E.g. if I do something like:-

    rdiff-backup /home/chris /backup

I want it to copy *everything* in /home/chris, including stuff pointed
to by symbolic links.  Otherwise I'm left with a backup which can have
huge holes in it.

And also hoping that no symbolic links will result in a circular
loop, generate huge amounts of data :-)

Why not adding the targets of the links to the rdiff-backup include
list?  Simple solution but avoiding major problems.

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