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Old 01-03-2004, 07:08 AM   #1
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linking directory problem


First of all i could'nt find any sutiable place to post this problem.. so here it is..

i have installed linux redhat 9 with one 120GB drive and made this machine as my ftp server using vsftp. now the problem is that my 120GB is out of space so i got another 160GB and installed it, partitioned it and mounted it. now here's what i want to do..

i want that when ever a user connects he/she can see the new drive in the ftp folder , i tired making symbolik links but when ever a user connects he/she can't browse the directory . i did "ln -sf /link name/"

anyone has any better idea
Old 01-03-2004, 07:24 AM   #2
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Linking wouldn't work with http or ftp. You will have to set up the location in you'r server. Specially because it's a different drive, your server won't give the user access to it unless you are specified. But still I have no idea if its possible for the user to go to that drive by double clicking on a link on a ftp site. Never seen anything like that before.
Old 01-03-2004, 07:41 AM   #3
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The link to other drives shouldn't make a difference, provided you're using a standard server like Apache or other popular server. It's a server permission problem. Make sure the drive is mounted (in both Linux and Apache), and your ftp/http users have access, not only regarding Linux, but with whatever server you're using. One thing I'd suggest for the future would be using LVM or a similar scheme for your drives. Not quite up to the level of rack mounted drives, but they add a lot more flexibility.
Old 01-05-2004, 01:25 AM   #4
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Thank guy's but can anyone of you provide me with the LVM link where i can read in detail about it and apply it.. cuz it's really an emergency to get this drive up and running , as the old one is already out of disk space

but stilll i have seen in FTP 's that linking was being done to other drives. anyways..


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