[Dirvish] Moving a Dirvish Vault

Steve Ramage dirvishusersspammedme at sjrx.net
Fri Jun 2 00:12:55 UTC 2006

Hmmm okay rsync will do hard links, by not being detectable, I meant
that if file a is hard linked to file b, it just looks like a file, no
special attributes, and no real way to tell that file a and file b are

The rm thing I have noticed a few times, not really with dirvish, but I
have a cron job on a server that wget's the slashdot.rss every 5
minutes, and parses it, but it broke about a year or two ago. When I
tried to delete the files, I got an error: 'rm: too many arguements',
I've seen it before too, but oh well.

I think I'll just use my 200 GB hard disk as a backup disk, anyway, a'nd
just move my large files to the new one.


Richard Geoffrion wrote:
> Steve Ramage wrote:
>> My backup disk is about ot run out of space, and I've been looking at
>> options. How can I move the FS between disks, and preserve the links?
> Well, Jason Boxman is lazy, so he just uses `rsync -avH src/ target/`  :)
>> I'm not sure but I thought hard links were not really detectable, 
> Humor:  If they weren't detectable...how would I find them to restore
> from them?
>> and
>> that a copy with preserve links won't work. Also I have problems at
>> times with rm and to omany files, 
> What is doing the RM'ing?  Are you using dirvish-expire?

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