Originally Posted by cilbuper
Sorry for the misconfusion, I'm not really a newb but didn't know if this should go in "general or software" but I figured a newb might benefit from this as well.
The drive letter is because I have many of the same size so I assign something like 2TBA, 2TBB, 1TBA, 750GBA, etc. I'm the only one who uses the drives so they are in my home folder. So I have folders:
Is there a better way of keeping drives separated so I know what files are on which drive?
My apologies - I thought you were using Microsoft type drive letters...
If you wanted an equivalent of a giant /home spread over a number of disks, but in a flexible way you would need to use LVM.
This allows you to define:-
Physical volumes (based on actual disk partitions),
Volume groups - collections of one or more Physical volumes,
Logical volumes (LV's) - a partition of a Volume group into a number of data areas
You then create a file system on each LV and since it might be spread over several disks, there is no real limit to its size.
With care, LV's are resizable, there are also snapshot capabilities in LVM.
You would need to do a complete reload of your /home though - so not practical for you.
If you want to play with it, it can be done on a USB stick;
create a couple of partitions - these can be your PV's, one VG and several LV's
Format each LV with a file system...
for more detail - including mounting your LV's.