Could someone please elaborate on hardlinks handling by Duplicati?
I have a backup made by Timeshift on my internal drive. And I want to have encrypted copies of that, made by Duplicati - one on an external drive and another in a cloud. Since Timeshift uses hardlinks, I’m setting the Duplicati’s hardlink-policy option to ‘first’. ‘The “first” option will record a hardlink ID for each hardlink to avoid storing hardlinked paths multiple times.’ Am I getting it right, with this option will the hardlinks be recreated when a backup is restored?
Also, does it matter if the Duplicati’s backups are encrypted? I’m asking because here Backup encryption · Issue #118 · teejee2008/timeshift · GitHub there is a message saying that for Timeshift ‘Encryption is not supported as it will break hardlinks.’
OS: Fedora 28, Duplicati version: 126.96.36.199_beta_2018-04-02