Saving files of one folder in another partition, but without changing the path?
Thanks. That's what I was thinking about.
Axel Freyn wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:33:04PM +0200, Merciadri Luca wrote:
>> Put simply, I have a program which saves data in a subdirectory of
>> /var/lib/. The problem is double:
>> 1. I can't modify the path where data are saved;
>> 2. I'm lacking free space in /var/lib/the_concerned_subfolder/ because
>> it is on an isolated partition (say hda2).
>> However, I have free space in /home/merciadriluca/, but this is on
>> another partition (say hda1). How could I manage to save
>> /var/lib/the_concerned_subfolder/* data at
>> /home/merciadriluca/another_folder/ so that the program notices
> Symlink is one possibility:
> ln -s /home/merciadriluca/another_folder
> will create a link "/var/lib/the_concerned_subfolder/" which points to
> /home/merciadriluca/another_folder" (before, you have to remove
> Another possibility would be to bind-mount the directories:
> (both directories have to exist, /var/lib/the_concerned_subfolder/should
> be empty)
> mount -o bind /home/merciadriluca/another_folder
> Then, you can access the same data in both directories -- they are
> stored on the device of /home/merciadriluca/another_folder
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