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Old 07-01-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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How to mount a folder to public_html

OK here is my problem.

With cpanel I created an account website.

the location to that website public_html in my server is:


Now on the same server I have another hard drive which is on /hdd2/

I have a folder there which is /hdd2/gallery/

Now my question is.

I want to mount the public_html to the /hdd2/gallery/

so that /hdd2/gallery/ is treated as public_html for the "website" account.

I am pretty new with linux.

I am runnin centos on the server.

So what exactly is the command I type to get this done.

Please give example using the paths I specified.

and after I mount, do I run chown aswell?

Let me know.

Thanks a lot.
Old 07-01-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
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I want to mount the public_html to the /hdd2/gallery/
so that /hdd2/gallery/ is treated as public_html for the "website" account.
The above request is a bit contradicting. And even beyond that, you can only mount devices or files with an internal filesystem, but not directories on a device. You rather want to use softlinks, I guess.

Reasonable options:

1. mount /dev/hdd2 on top of /home/website/public_html/, so that /home/website/public_html/gallery/ has the content

2. make /home/website/public_html/ a softlink to /hdd2/gallery/, so that /home/website/public_html/ leads to /hdd2/gallery/

mount -t ext3 /dev/hdd2 /home/website/public_html/
(will hide original contents of /hdd2/gallery/)

ln -s /hdd2/gallery/ /home/website/public_html/
(must delete public_html directory before creating a softlink with that name)


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