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Old 08-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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Create symbolic link to another machine?


Hi -

I have two linux servers on the same subnet and switch. Is it possible to create a link on one of the servers to point to a folder on the other?

I also have samba installed, not sure if I can use that to achieve same result?

Thanks!
 
Old 08-19-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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You'd need Samba only if you need to access your linux folders from windows boxes. In your case I guess NFS is what you're looking for. Here's a brief guide to get you started: http://czarism.com/easy-peasy-ubuntu...s-file-sharing
 
Old 08-19-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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note that your two thoughts really have nothign in common. you have two issues, 1) access data on a remote filesystem as if it were local and 2) create a symbolic link to a file accessible by the runnign filesystem tree. neither need to have and idea / interest in the other.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 09:04 PM   #4
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Actully, you can use NFS as suggested. That's a more 'Unixy' soln.
However, Linux can run as a Samba client and server, so you could use that also.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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NFS did exactly what I wanted. Thanks all!
 
  


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