Mount block storage as a folder eg /home

This is probably a silly question but…

If I was to load some block storage could I mount it as my /home or would it have to be mounted as something else.

/mounteddrive = /home

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You sure can, I've done this in the past.

Simply mount it as something else temporarily and copy your existing home across.

sudo cp -Rp /home/* /mount/location

Once your files are across you can move your existing /home out of the way.

cd / && sudo mv /home /home_old && sudo mkdir /home

Modify your fstab so your block storage mounts as /home and reboot.


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