DAR is a shell command that backs up from a single file to a whole filesystems, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse files, MacOS's file forks, any inode type (including Solaris Door inodes), etc. Learn what's new on this latest version. Click here if the download does not begin automatically.
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Hard Link Consideration
Hard links are properly saved in any case and properly restored if possible. For example, if restoring across a mounted file system, hard linking will fail, but dar will then duplicate the inode and file contents, issuing a warning. Hard link support includes the following inode types: plain files, char devices, block devices, symlinks (Yes, you can hard link symbolic links. Read more.
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