What does Time Machine do with renamed files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigwig, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    Does it treat them as new files and make copies, doubling disk space used, like rsync does, or can it detect the change of name and just make a hard link?
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Bingo. It detects the name change and does a hard link.
     
  3. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that a change in how TM works? I've read stuff suggesting TM in fact makes a copy rather than a link.
     
  4. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

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  5. devburke Guest

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    I'm pretty sure when I renamed a few seasons of TV shows it did some huge backups, so I think makes copies.
     

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