Bug 10351 - link-by-hash no-copy initialization
Summary: link-by-hash no-copy initialization
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P5 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-30 17:10 UTC by Jim Klimov
Modified: 2014-01-19 22:36 UTC (History)
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Description Jim Klimov 2013-12-30 17:10:03 UTC
I have a file-server which has already received numerous backups from other machines. I want to deduplicate existing files by the virtue of link-by-hash, however I'd prefer not copying the data around again - instead, I want the specified hash-directory created and used to link existing identical files into the same inode.

Also of use would be a "relaxed" vs. "strict" mode to allow or forbid creation of such hardlinks for files with same content and differing metadata (owner, date, permissions, etc.)