Is it possible to allow all hard drives to be used/listed as a single mount point in a Linux file system, but still remain independent of each other to a point of if one drive was disconnected all the remaining drives will function and the OS will just not show the data that was on that drive?
Furthermore if this setup is possible would it also be possible to use that disconnected hard drive in another system and mount it to access its data?
I've been reading on different ways of working with hard drives, but nothing seems to cover this scenario. Raid creates one volume, but if a drive is lost or is not rebuilt the data is lost. LVM also creates one volume, but it seems that the hot swapable nature of my question can not be achieved.
The nature of this question is for a media server in which I can remove drives and insert them into other computers to mount them/work on data, then insert it back into the server. It should also be that if I add a new drive I should be able to assign it to a specific mount point for saving data.
For instance say I have
/dev/sdb mounted as
/movies. If I needed more space for
/movies I would want to add a new drive
/dev/sdc and have the added space be allocated to
/movies in a way so that data is written to which ever drive has enough space for the entire file. Then if I wanted to move
/dev/sdb to another computer I could eject it/mount it in another computer while the movies that are still on
/dev/sdc should still be accessible in
Is such a configuration even possible?