[CentOS] "Overlay" Filesystem Mounts?

Tue Nov 15 18:37:35 UTC 2011
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

on 11/15/2011 9:22 AM Tim Nelson spake the following:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Vreme: 11/15/2011 05:44 PM, Tim Nelson piše:
>>> However, it is possible to mount all of the shares to one location,
>>> such that there is one 'data' dir, with the combined contents of
>>> each of the three shares? So, all shares are mounted at /mnt/s1, and
>>> the contents of the multiple data dirs appears in one single data
>>> dir?
>>> The only time I've seen such functionality is within the XBMC media
>>> center application. It allows you to mount multiple network shares,
>>> but shows them all in one location as a sort of 'overlay' view.
>>> Duplicate directories are shown have their contents merged, but
>>> remain intact on the actual shares/filesystem.
>>> Does any of this make sense? Is it possible with CentOS (pref. 6) ?
>> If nothing else, you could create ans script that would create
>> symlinks
>> from all files in those directories into single one. I use that
>> technique to create combined repository directory for mrepo.
> I'm already doing this. It "works", but is quite messy. I had hoped there would be an actual filesystem merging function that would do this automagically.
In Microsoft terms that sounds like Distributed file system. I think you can 
do that under samba...