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Re: Best way to combine file systems?

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 05:30:39PM +1000, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 10:42:08PM -0700, Ross Boylan said
> > Do people agree that mount --rbind is generally preferable?  (I think
> > this is a well known system administration issue, but googling didn't
> > turn up much).
> > 
> > Second, if I do that, is it possible to set up these mounts via fstab?
> Yes.
> > How?  
> Use "bind" as the filesystem type, iirc.
> > And if it is possible, is it a good idea?
> Why not just mount the new disk somewhere under the original one?  This
> is unix, the mountpoint will be transparent.
I'm only mounting parts of file systems
e.g., /scratch and /usr are mounts of actual partitions.
I want /scratch/download to appear as /usr/local/download,
/scratch/foo/bar to appear somewhere else, etc.

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