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I'd like to rsync (backup) a chroot environment from outside the chroot. For that I first make a lvm snapshot of the chroot volume and then run rsync on that.

The only problem with this approach: Symlinks that inside the chroot are absolute are now pointing to the outer-chroot-system and are of course not matching. Since I would like to use copy-unsafe-links, this leads to a false link resolution. Is there a way to make rsync resolve symlinks from another directory than the main root or is there another way to solve this?

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closed as too localized by Gilles, jokerdino, Eliah Kagan, Tom Brossman, fossfreedom Oct 4 '12 at 7:21

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The only way I can see to do this is running rsync in chroot. But that would depend on the chroot environment being able to run rsync. The next best solution is making a replica and replacing symlinks with actual files. –  Skaperen Oct 3 '12 at 19:23
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Please do not ask the same question on multiple sites. This question has been answered on Unix & Linux, so I'm voting to close here. –  Gilles Oct 4 '12 at 0:06

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