[CentOS] concat mount

Shawn Everett shawn at tandac.com
Mon Oct 15 01:44:59 UTC 2007

On Sunday 14 October 2007, Michael Kress wrote:
> Hi, I've got a buffalo 1TB DriveStation run in RAID 1 mode, i.e. 500G
> space available, but that beast is preformatted in vfat. Buffalo doesn't
> recommend to run it as ext2/ext3, so I mount a vfat drive wich has the
> limitations "no symlinks, no uids, no gids, etc.". As I just want to use
> the DriveStation as a backup target, I did the following: I created
> files of 4G size with 'dd if=/dev/zero of=x01-backup.ext3 bs=1G count=4'
> (as 4GB is the maximum file size under vfat) and formatted them as ext3.
> I can mount them and work with them, no prob. Now I'd like to have my 25
> files of 4GB file size each coherently mounted as one 100G drive. Is
> this possible? Must be something like Raid 0.
> TIA Michael

You might try something like this:

Personally I think it's a bad idea. :)


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