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From: Michael Renner <robe@...>
Subject: Re: some 2004.3 housecleaning
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 17:15:19 +0100
Jeffrey Forman wrote:
> 
> should give yall some more breathing room. i plan to move the 2004.1
> files to historical after i try to figure out how we did hard links
> before. if any of you have a clue, how do i use hardlinks to move 2004.1
> release material to /historical without making you re-download all the
> things? suggestions appreciated since none of us at gentoo can remember.

Without ever having done something similiar before I think it works like that:

*) ensure, that all people are syncing with the -H (preserve hardlinks) option.
*) hardlink all the soon-to-be-(re)moved isos to the appropriate directories 
in historical
*) Hope that the -H option in rsync actually works.
*) Wait a few hours/days/weeks till all people have synced the distfiles tree
*) remove the hardlinks in the releases dir.

best regards,
michael

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