[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #641: tahoe backup should be able to backup symlinks

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Tue Feb 24 18:20:36 PST 2009

#641: tahoe backup should be able to backup symlinks
 Reporter:  francois           |           Owner:           
     Type:  defect             |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  minor              |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  code-frontend-cli  |         Version:  1.3.0    
 Keywords:                     |   Launchpad_bug:           

Comment(by swillden):

 While you're at it, you might want to consider also skipping directories
 which are on other devices.  I think it's generally a bad idea to recurse
 into a network share unless it's been specifically requested.  To do that,
 just look at the st_dev field from lstat.  If it doesn't match the st_dev
 of the parent directory, skip it.

 This one is somewhat debatable.  For me, I'd rather have it skip network
 shares because my file server has terabytes of stuff on it and if the
 backup process goes in there it will never get to the rest of the stuff I
 want it to back up.  Perhaps others have a different perspective.

Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/641#comment:4>
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