Monthly Archives: January 2009

The power of rsync with hardlink

rsync -aHvz -e ssh /var/src /var/src-hardlinksremote_id@192.168.1.1:/home/users/foo/ The above would copy the directory “src” and “src-hardlinks” (which holds all the hardlinks) recursively to 1921.68.1.1’s folder.

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find and cpio to back up hardlinks and archive

backup with cpio to maintain the hardlinks, permission and modified timestamp. find d1 d2 -type f -mtime +${period} | cpio -Bpdmv backup_dir Archive the data to a single .cpio file. http://bradthemad.org/tech/notes/cpio_directory.php

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