On 03/19/2014 01:37 PM, John R Pierce wrote: > On 3/19/2014 6:36 AM, Radu Radutiu wrote: >> I'll modify my rsync command to preserve hard links. > > note that on a large file system with a large number of files, thats > VERY expensive, as rsync has to keep a list of every inode number on the > whole file system and verify each directory entry isn't pointing to an > inode its already linked. if there's a few million files, this data > structure gets HUGE in memory. I would hope that rsync is clever enough to do this only for non-directory files with a link count greater than 1. Yes, for some backup archives that still could be the vast majority of the files. -- Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address. Do NOT delete it.