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

From: Chris G
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] Re: Can I make rdiff-backup follow symlinks?
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 11:21:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 12:07:16PM +0200, Paul Bijnens wrote:
> 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 :-)
rsync manages it.

> Why not adding the targets of the links to the rdiff-backup include
> list?  Simple solution but avoiding major problems.
... because next week I'll change one and the backup won't work again.

Chris Green

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