Linux How To Access Original Contents of Directory Mounted Debian Mint CentOS Redhat Solution

Let's say you have a directory /mnt/raid which has files and directories inside it, but nothing is mounted to it.

Then you mount a block device such as /dev/sdh to /mnt/raid

Even though /mnt/raid has files and directories there, you can only see the mounted contents of /mnt/raid.

How do we access the original contents?

Just do a bind mount of the root filesystem to another location.

mkdir /bindmount

mount --bind / /bindmount

Now just go to /bindmount/mnt/raid and you will be able to see the original contents of those files/directories and this is the case with any other situation where something is mounted on a directory.

 


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