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Old 12-27-2005, 05:46 AM   #1
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Question Virtually mount filesystem?


Hi,
I was wondering if there was a way to "virtually" mount a filesystem, in memory. Sort of like tmpfs, but with a normal user. So that say, I could virtually mount this filesystem in memory so that it would temporarily bypass disk quotaing, or whatever. I have a shell on a server, but my disk quota is too low, so I would like to be able to temporarily use the server's memory as space to store files, but then have them just be removed out of memory as the program housing them shuts down. Is there a way anybody knows of to do this?

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Marshall
 
Old 12-27-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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Ramdisk?

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Old 12-27-2005, 07:01 PM   #3
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You need to be root to do this though, do you not? I need to be able to do it all with a normal user, because I do not have higher level access on this machine.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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A normal user typically cannot mount anything.

I really don't know how you could temporarly store things outside of your quota on the server.... Maybe there is a somesorof /tmp or an unsecured area where you can write that is not affected by disk quota (do that at your own risk of course), you could also use .tar.bz2 to compress and it might help your case.

I don't know how to help you further, sorry.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 12:28 PM   #5
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too bad it's not windows.. never thought i'd think that!
 
  


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