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

Shawn Willden shawn-tahoe at willden.org
Tue Feb 24 19:24:24 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 24 February 2009 11:36:12 am tahoe-lafs wrote:
>  Here's a patch which makes tahoe backup ignore symlinks.

FYI, that's my backup tool's approach as well.  For symlinks I store the 
symlink metadata (including the link target) but don't traverse the link.

On a related issue, I also restrict backup scans to a single device.  If you 
want to back up multiple devices, you need to add the root of each.  That may 
be overly-restrictive, but it avoids needing to special-case "faked" file 
systems like /proc and it also avoids accidentally traversing into a remote 

All comments and suggestions appreciated.

BTW, there's a public git repository of my code at:


It's just a copy of my working repository and is quite a mess.


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