I am considering turning off symlinks on a W2K12 NTFS server because I am backup up this data offsite and the program I use considers the symlinks actual files making my offsite backups massive. What are the repercussions of turning this feature off. Will each incremental backup have only the changed files in it? Can I download a complete set of files from an incremental or do I have to piece it back together?
Ended up moving from Windows to Linux which fixed the offsite backup issue. Windows uses hard links and Linux uses symlinks so my offsite cooperated with symlinks.
Could someone explain this question? Thanks