What does Time Machine do with renamed files?

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

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    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


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Bingo. It detects the name change and does a hard link.
  3. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    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

    Sep 15, 2008
  5. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    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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