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Mounting an FTP drive can be easily be done with curlftpfs in Ubuntu 10.

Also, there would be no problem to mount two or more drives. e.g.


Question: is there a way to bind /var/ftpdrive1/ and /var/ftpdrive2/ to /var/ftpdrive0/.

...make two drives act as one ?

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FTP is bad. This is just batshit scary. – Tom O'Connor Mar 15 '12 at 13:35

No. What do you think happens when you have two files with the same name on both servers? Which one should be displayed? And if you store a file, where should it be saved, on server 1 or server 2?

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Have not tried with FTP mounts, but UnionFS (works with Linux and FreeBSD at least) allows you to merge several mount points as one, yet keeping the physical data separate.

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You could use NFS to export /var/ftpdrive1/ and /var/ftpdrive2/. Then mount them as such:

/var/ftpdrive0/1 and /var/ftpdrive0/2

Would this work? Two drives would act as one, with two subdirectories.

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Since you can mount an FTP dir via curlftps, all you managed to do is to rename the directories and move the problem from FTP to NFS. – Sven Mar 15 '12 at 12:56
Ah, I see. I am not very familiar with curlftps. Thanks for the insight. – jftuga Mar 15 '12 at 12:56

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