Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4815
restore cannot handle symbolic links.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
When you read back a dump containing symbolic links, you get
an error when useing it to restore:
The error says something about not being able to create the
named special file, it does however does it ok.
The error message is:
Create symbolic link [linkname]->[targetname]
extract special file [linkname]
restore: [linkname]: cannot create special file: Invalid argument
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5923 ***