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Old 11-19-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
hwenling
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Thumbs up linux system space crisis


The /home directory on my server has been heavily used with web/video files. With the coming demanding, I need more space. Is it passable to add a hard drive into the system and make it an expansion of the existing /home directory or any other advice to solve the coming space crisis.

Thank you so much!!!

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Old 11-19-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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I do not think you can "extend" your home directory to the new HDD. However, if you add a new HDD, reserve that partition for your multimedia only.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:22 PM   #3
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You can put the mount point of the new drive in the /home directory. Say mount the drive (FS) to /home/MediaStorage. Although the space is not contiguous with home the mount point will appear as any other sub directory.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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This sounds like an excellent idea. I will try it.

Thank you very much, guys!

Wenling
 
  


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