Multiple Directories for Jails

Karl Fischer kmf at
Mon Jan 29 22:53:49 UTC 2007

On 29 Jan 2007, at 5:04 PM, Björn König wrote:

> Karl Fischer schrieb:
>> Hi
>> I'm a n00b to freebsd and jails is there away that I can specify
>> multiple Directories in the jails.conf ?
>> JAIL_HOME="/data1; /data2" etc.
> What are you trying to do or what do you expect?
> A file system hierarchy can only have one root directory. You  
> probably want to play with unionfs. You can read about its concept  
> here:
> Regards Björn

Basically the Drive that the Jails are hosted on is running out of  
By adding another mounted Partition I will have more space.

If I add a new Drive to the Machine ...
mount it under /data2 can I just stop the jails and copy them across  
modify the jails.conf and start it up ?
I guess the best procedure should be to back them up and restore them  
there ?

Thanks for the help

Karl Fischer
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