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Re: Question about Running rsnapshot




On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 02:52:05PM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	As I write this, I am beginning to realize that maybe only
> hard links in the same directory structure will reference the
> same inode and that hard links spanning multiple directory trees
> can be different but contain metadata that copy the map of the
> original file which was the one that was on inode 16.

Two (or more) hardlinks to the same file can only exist within a file
system.  If /a and /b are separate file systems, then it is completely
impossible for /a/file and /b/file to be hardlinks to each other.