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#1 2008-01-08 10:42:50

ledet
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mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

Hi

I have 3 directories, files1, files2 and files. I would like to 'mount --bind' files1 and files2 in files, so that when you enter files you see the contents of both files1 and files2. Is this possible and how do I do it smile

Thank you in advance

/ledet

Last edited by ledet (2008-01-08 15:14:54)

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#2 2008-01-08 12:25:33

tomk
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

mount --bind allows access to one set of files from two different mount points. You want to access two sets of files from one mount point, so you need to use unionfs or aufs. Both are supported by the Arch kernel package.

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#3 2008-01-08 13:03:32

ledet
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

Thanks! I'll take a look at aufs

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#4 2008-01-08 13:32:52

ledet
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

Installed aufs and aufs-utils. Got it working with this command:

mount -t aufs -o dirs=/path/to/files1:/path/to/files2 none /path/to/files

To mount the dirs automatically, I added this line to fstab:

none    /path/to/files     aufs    dirs=/path/to/files1:/path/to/files2 0 0

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#5 2008-01-08 14:10:53

Cerebral
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

I think this is one of the best "asking for help" threads I've seen. 

A question was asked, a starting-point was given, the potential solution researched by the questioner, and then the final solution posted by the OP so that anyone else looking for this answer will have it.

Awesome.

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#6 2008-01-08 14:38:30

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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

Not yet completed....no solved statement in title....


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#7 2008-01-08 14:52:38

lloeki
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

Cerebral, not to mention the crystal clear title chosen, the 'thanks' post, and the minimality of post counts in that case (4).

lilsirecho, yes, so close to perfection... once one marks it solved, I'll make a snapshot of it!

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#8 2008-01-08 15:15:30

ledet
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

Is it okay now smile

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#9 2008-01-08 15:24:14

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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

w00t!!


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A man is not complete until he is married..then..he is finished.
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#10 2008-01-08 15:59:25

Wilson Phillips
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

You gotta love it when a great plan comes together.

High Fives all around. No. We are not doing the group hug thing!

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#11 2012-11-10 14:06:30

solar
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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

group lending of hands then?


I am hilariously insane. yup. you won't notice though.. I promise...I think.

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#12 2012-11-10 19:47:03

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Re: mount --bind bind two directories to one mountpoint [SOLVED]

A four year necrobump and an empty post?

Please don't do that
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.27

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