I have access to a disk that has been mounted across servers such that the directory storage2:/sdb1/users is visible from my server at local1:/mnt/storage2/users.
There's a big file I'd like access to , so I symlinked it to a directory visible from local1:
root@storage2:ln -s /home/jr/bigfile.csv /sdb1/users/jr
Now I can see it with ls
jeremyr@local1:/mnt/storage2/users/jr$ ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 4294967294 users 95 Aug 8 08:01 /mnt/storage2/users/jr/bigfile.csv -> /home/jr/bigfile.csv
but on opening (with python or the like) I dont see it - also ls -lL doesnt see it:
jeremyr@local1:/mnt/storage2/users/jr$ ls -lL bigfile.csv ls: cannot access /mnt/storage2/users/jr/bigfile.csv: No such file or directory
Can I get access to the big file without copying it to the visible partition?