[Dirvish] move/rename files/folders

Bernd Haug haug at berndhaug.net
Fri Jun 22 09:12:52 UTC 2007


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On 22.06.2007, at 11:01, Dave Howorth wrote:
> object in the backup. So I think there's a fair chance that a
> rename/move in the same filesystem will hardlink. Depends on the
> filesystem type as well as other variables.

I would guess that's so if you move stuff around in the *Backup* tree.

But if you move files in the backed up directory around, I don't  
think that rsync goes and checks whether this new name has the same  
inode as a file currently in backup had when it was on the original  
FS (where should it get that data in the first place?).

Given that inodes may get reused, that would do more harm than good  
in any case.

lg, Bernd
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