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[rdiff-backup-users] hard links and bind mounts

From: Andrew Engelbrecht
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] hard links and bind mounts
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:51:35 -0400
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from reading the rdiff-backup documentation, it seems that rdiff-backup
is smart about hard links, i.e. doesn't duplicate content of hard linked
files. (is this true?)

i wonder whether rdiff-backup is similarly intelligent about bind mounts
and duplicate mounts. (will rdiff-backup save multiple copies of files
if /mnt1 is bind mounted to /mnt2 and both are inclduded in the

(in any case, i recognize that it's possible to --exclude one of the
mount points.)

thanks for a great project!


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