I have 4 drives on my home server. 3 external drives mounted in fstab to three individual directories in /media. The fourth drive contains a headless debian os install. I want to mount a directory in my home folder on the os drive to a directory in /media, to get easier access to the drives storage space. Am I looking into setting it up in fstab, or use a symlink. What is the best approach to do that?


ln -s /home /media/volume

Much safer option security-wise. Won't accidentally overwrite or delete important system files, for instance.


I would advise leaving the mount in its default location and using a cross drive sym / soft link. Only change mount points from defaults if that's the only place you'll want to access the drive.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.