Can a mount point be on a different device?

Asked by AlexGenaud on 2010-06-16

Is an unecrypted mount point just like any other fstab mount? Is there any dis/advantage to mounting an encrypted directory on to a directory on a different device?

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Ted_Smith
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2010-06-30
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2010-06-29
Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) said : #1

Makes no difference whatsoever.

Best Ted_Smith (tedsmith28) said : #2

eCryptfs is a filesystem. It makes no diff where it's mounted, just as it doesn't matter where ext3, ext4 etc is mounted.

AlexGenaud (alexgenaud) said : #3

Thanks Ted_Smith, that solved my question.

AlexGenaud (alexgenaud) said : #4

Thanks Serge, your answer was sufficient as well.

Can a mount point be on a different device?

YES