I have a harddrive for backups @ /mnt/old/
am making a copy of a folder (/mnt/old/backup/) that occupies a large part of the partition it's located on.
$ df -h /mnt/old/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 917G 917G 0 100% /mnt/old
now copying the content of that backup folder with rsync (
rsync -Aav /mnt/old/backup/* /mnt/new/backup/
now ... while doing so I am going hugely over the size of the entire
old partition already (and it's still runiing
$ df -h /mnt/new/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 1.8T 944G 798G 55% /mnt/new
I don't get it ... Only thing the main part of the files to be copied are many instances or links to the same inode's. Can it be that those links are being copied as separate files now?