I have a problem backing up my Home folder. This is a separate partition on a SSD and contains all the hidden files and a single symlink to a HDD mounted at /mnt/data. The symlink is
ln -s /mnt/data/bill /home/bill/data
I wish to backup Home to a second HDD at /mnt/data1 using Grsync. Using the standard options I performed a dry run (-r-n-t-x-v) and the output shows all the hidden files/folders and ignores the symlink as expected. I have looked at the rsync man page and this indicates I should add the -L option which I duly added to the 'Additional Options' window of Grsync. Running this only adds the folder data/ to the output, not all the folders and files within. It's as if the recursion doesn't work over a symlink.
What am I doing wrong?