[Samba] Adding Nested Partitions To A Mount Point
carter at soph-text.com
Sun Nov 13 18:23:35 GMT 2005
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it is possible to mount a drive
(single partition) to a nested directory on an existing Samba mount
point and have the entire structure considered one drive?
The situation is this. I have a large drive mounted to a share called
"/pub". This has been identified as my Samba mount point and all works
as it should. What I would like to do is add a subdirectory to the
drive mounted to the "/pub" share point and mount an additional drive to
that. I would like to be able to have this second drive treated as an
extention of the original disk, under Samba. This would mean that the
capacity of the second drive would be pooled with the first drive, on
which it is mounted.
I have a 200GB hard drive mounted to the directory "/pub". I would like
to add an additional 60GB drive to this. Can I create a directory on
the 200GB drive called "/pub/temp" and mount the 60GB drive to that
mount point? Then be able to have Samba consider the whole mess as a
single 260GB drive?
I have already tried this (with my limited knowledge) and all that seems
to happen is that the Samba identifed disk capacity size remains at the
200GB mark. The additional 60GB isn't recognized.
Would this be possible, or am I blowing smoke out my lower orifice? If
it is possible, how would I do this? Is there any documentation that
would explain something like this somewhere? What would this be called
if I were to look for it (I haven't the slightest idea how to start
searching for such a thing)?
Thanks to all in advance.
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