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For more details, see ''man mhddfs''. For more details, see ''man mhddfs''.
-The last, but not the least important thing to mention, is the fact that it's very simple to stop using ''mhddfs'', if you later decide to do so - and not lose any file data or directory structure. Let's say, at some point in time, you purchase a new 500 GB hard disk, and want to sell the smaller disks on Ebay. You can just plug in the new drive, copy everything from ''/mnt/virtual'' onto it, and then remove ''mhddfs'' mountpoint and disconnect old drives. All your folders, which were previously merged in a "virtual" way by ''mhddfs'', will now be merged in reality, on the new disk. And thanks to the fact that files themselves are not split into bits which are stored on different drives, even in the unlikely event when ''mhddfs'' suddenly no longer works for you (or disappears from existence), you can still copy all your data from all three drives into one single folder, and have the same structure you previously had in that ''/mnt/virtual'' mountpoint.+The last, but not the least important thing to mention, is the fact that it's very simple to stop using ''mhddfs'', if you later decide to do so - and not lose any file data or directory structure. Let's say, at some point in time, you purchase a new 500 GB hard disk, and want to sell all the smaller disks on eBay. You can just plug in the new drive, copy everything from ''/mnt/virtual'' onto it, then remove ''mhddfs'' mountpoint and disconnect the old drives (don't forget about wiping those before selling, though!). All your folders, which were previously merged in a "virtual" way by ''mhddfs'', will now be merged "in reality", on the new disk. And thanks to the fact that files themselves are not split into bits which are stored on different drives, even in the unlikely event when ''mhddfs'' suddenly no longer works for you (or disappears from existence), you can still copy all your data from all three drives into one single folder, and have the same structure you previously had in that ''/mnt/virtual'' mountpoint.
===== More about mhddfs ===== ===== More about mhddfs =====
  * Its [[http://svn.uvw.ru/mhddfs/trunk/README|README]] file   * Its [[http://svn.uvw.ru/mhddfs/trunk/README|README]] file
  * [[http://zornsoftware.codenature.info/blog/why-i-ditched-raid-and-greyhole-for-mhddfs.html|Why I ditched RAID and Greyhole for MHDDFS]]   * [[http://zornsoftware.codenature.info/blog/why-i-ditched-raid-and-greyhole-for-mhddfs.html|Why I ditched RAID and Greyhole for MHDDFS]]

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