I am using a Raspberry PI as MiniDLNA server and a usb drive to store content instead of storing it locally on sd card. So I added the usb drive in fstab to get it automatically mount on startup and made a symlink to the same in the home directory. Symlink So, my old usb drive was very slow, so I removed the old one and swapped it with a relatively new formatted drive and to my surprise, all files that were present in the old drive were still visible on the new drive.
usb1 -> /mnt/usb1
Both drives uses FAT32 as file system and have 8GB of space, mounted at the same mount point
/mnt/usb1 and originally available at
How is that even possible if I swapped the old drive with another formatted and empty drive ?