Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Mount bind why and how SOLVED and EXPLAINED!

Recently I came across this and applied it.

In case that you don't like symbolic link of files or folders you can use this.

How to do this?
Simple as cake :)

#mount --bind /location_which_you_want_to_mount /location_to_which_you want_to_mount

and that's it!

Personally I use more ln -s then mount --bind.

Many people avoid mount --bind. Here is one of reasons:

With mount --bind, a directory tree exists in two (or more) places in the directory hierarchy. This can cause a number of problems. Backups and other file copies will pick all copies. It becomes difficult to specify that you want to copy a filesystem: you'll end up copying the bind-mounted files twice. 

So I think this is matter of choice.

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