[Box Backup] Following Symbolic Links

Martin Ebourne boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 23:08:58 +0100

On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 22:24 +0200, Stefan Norlin wrote:
> > I don't think I would. Users should do things correctly or not at  
> > all. I do think the option of logging when there are symlinks  
> > pointing outside the store might be useful, so I'd be happy to add  
> > that. But then, do people look at their logs enough?
> A couple of times when we have tried to restore a backup in order
> to verify it is usable we have come across this "problem".
> Therefore I think a logging option would be very useful. Then it would
> also be possible to monitor the log files for such warnings.
> Maybe it could also be an option when using the "compare" command
> with bbackupquery?

That makes a lot of sense - so much so I think it should default to on
in that case.