[kwlug-disc] Adding (setting up) 2nd disk.

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Wed Jan 27 00:01:42 EST 2010



john at netdirect.ca wrote, On 01/26/2010 7:20 PM:
> A more technical way to achieve what you want is to use the ZFS file 
> system. I don't know if this is available on your distro, but a search 
> for zfs in you repository might uncover the utilities.
> 
> ZFS allos you to create pools that file systems can use. It's kind of 
> like LVM but automatic and easier.
> 
> It's not symlinking though. I still don't understand why that's 
> important to you.

Found this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS.

Not sure if lack of kernel fs support is significant for the desktop user.

But, if I read correctly, it doesn't keep OS stuff on one well defined 
partition (for bare metal backup), and everything else somewhere else.



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