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Hard links on a UDF file system
- From: Jason Pearce <jason dot pearce at ieee dot org>
- To: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 17:54:00 +0000
- Subject: Hard links on a UDF file system
I have a removable disc (IOMEGA REV), and I want to use cygwin to take
backups using cp -l and rsync as per
This requires hard links to work, which they do on the NTFS partitions,
but the IOMEGA has a UDF file system and they don't seem to work there
(revealed by ls -i).
I believe UDF supports hard links
maybe its just Cygwin that does not allow them?
Can anyone help?
Some additional background:
My first thought was to reformat the IOMEGA to NTFS but I found I could
not. IOMEGA's web site says the following:
*Why does the Iomega REV drive use the UDF file system for PCs?**I am not sure if that claim is true, but I have not been able to find a
way to format the disc to NTFS.
The UDF file system is the file system of choice as it overcomes many
of the limitations of other popular file systems. The FAT32 file
system has a 30GB format limit and a 4GB file size limitation. The
NTFS file system does not support removable media. UDF also allows
Iomega REV disks to use advanced ECC error correction on its media.
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