mkisofs,cd9660 and hard links
jhary at unsane.co.uk
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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