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I have a new large volume I would like to create a folder in called home to serve the users home folders, so the location would be /bigvolume/home. Would creating a softlink (ln -s) from /home to /bigvolume/home cause any problems?

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No, I have never had problems doing that, and I done that on many machines.

If for some reason you didn't want to use a symlink then you could just do a bind mount.

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Thank you, I knew there was something like bind mount, but I couldn't remember the name of it for the life of me. – specto Aug 4 '10 at 17:35

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