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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-9036

Backup/restore should respect symbolic links

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Backup
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_16_STABLE

      Description

      When backing up courses, symbolically linked folders are included as native folders, so that each course backup includes the whole symbolically linked folder with the actual files, duplicating the same files for each course. This defeats a technique used by some for sharing files among courses. In this technique, the administrator creates a symbolic link to a subdirectory of Site files within the Files area of each course (see discussion http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=65049). Can the default behavior of Backup be changed to preserve symbolic links?

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            Assignee:
            stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7)
            Reporter:
            jisner John Isner
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            Component watchers:
            Adrian Greeve, Jake Dallimore, Mathew May, Mihail Geshoski, Peter Dias
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