Moving a subdirectory in a sharepoint to another volume

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    I'm currently sharing out my /Groups folder from my server, I'd like to move one of the underlying group folders to another disk volume due to size but I still want it to appear under the /Groups share. Any ideas how to accomplish this without resorting to sharing the individual underlying folder(s)?

    (note, just symlinking the group folder from its original Groups/subfolder location to the new location will not work, if I do this the symlink itself gets shared, not the referenced folder/contents. Had to try.)
     
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    Mount volume as sub-directory

    Make a mount-point (directory) at the desired place and mount a new partition there. This is the old Unix-way of handling full disks when wanting to keep a directory structure and lacking virtual volume management.

    But maybe not the solution you wanted as this requires an entire partition for this sub-treee...
     

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