mkisofs,cd9660 and hard links

Vince jhary at
Sat Mar 24 21:24:20 UTC 2007

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> i did copy of small server (taking about 3GB space) to DVD with 
> growisofs -R and using --exclude to not copy /dev etc..
> worked fine.
> and recovered fine, but taking much more space, because all hardlinks 
> are now separate files.
> it looks like cd9660 filesystem doesn't "see" hardlinked files as 
> hardlinked, but as separate ones.
> is there any program to fix it like comparing all very similar files 
> on disk and hardlinking them?
Not that i'm aware of but someone else may. Maybe next time you could 
store the files on the DVD in a tar file which keeps hardlink information.


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