[Samba] Adding Nested Partitions To A Mount Point
cbarry at silverstorm.com
Wed Nov 16 17:04:45 GMT 2005
On Sun, 2005-11-13 at 11:23 -0700, Carter Campbell wrote:
> 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.
> For example:
> 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.
> Carter Campbell
> Calgary Alberta
short answer: yes it will work fine.
longer answer: 200GB disk must be mounted before you can mount the 60GB
samba might mis-report size, but so what?
does df -h show that the combined total is 260GB?
lvm or evms would be a better way, but that would require quite a bit of
work since the disks are already up and have data.
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