Create a shared or virtual folder in linux

Not sure if its called shared or virtual folder here is what i have

I have a folder which stores thousands of images on domain1  
to simplify updates i want to create a "Shared Folder" in domain2 ,domain3 etc...

/var/www/vhosts/ <- real folder
/var/www/vhosts/ <- is actually ../
/var/www/vhosts/ <- is actually ../
/var/www/vhosts/ <- is actually ../

PS.Domain 2,3 & 4 only need readonly access so it doesn't matter if writing isn't allowed

how can i do this in if i only have ssh connection,
my linux skills are not very good ;)
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cjl7freelance for hireCommented:
Here is a step-by-step howto on SSH-FS (filesystem over ssh)

CMDAIAuthor Commented:
thanks for you reply,
that would be mounting in  a way of mounting a simpler interference for me to use,
i can try it that way but the document seems to out of date case it give me error 404 Not Found

cjl7freelance for hireCommented:
Either you build them from source or try this page:

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CMDAIAuthor Commented:
could i do this without addins? cas i really make amendments to the server no more the once or twice a year.
cjl7freelance for hireCommented:

The only other way is to mount it with an existing network filesystem and that leaves you with NFS.

It would do the job, but you stated that only ssh access is possible.

CMDAIAuthor Commented:
sorry one more question i have samba installed can use it instead?
CMDAIAuthor Commented:
anyway i installed it trying to configure now
CMDAIAuthor Commented:
i think i got everything installed now trying to mount but with no success, are my commands wrong?

sshfs /var/www/vhosts/ /var/www/vhosts/

reply is:
read: Connection reset by peer

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cjl7freelance for hireCommented:
Yes, but samba isn't ssh...

If you consider using samba I suggest NFS instead. It's more "linux-native" and is already installed on your boxes...

CMDAIAuthor Commented:
Connection reset by peer <- no idea what this means
CMDAIAuthor Commented:
To test i tried to unmount it sais that directory is not mounted
"mount --bind" is much more suited for this task than sshfs, nfs or samba.

Or, you could simply configure aliases in web server.
CMDAIAuthor Commented:
"mount --bind" is much more suited for this task than sshfs, nfs or samba.
Thanks alot work great,
how to unmount?
cjl7freelance for hireCommented:
Stupid me, I didn't read the post good enough!

You can just do a link

ln -s /var/www/vhosts/ /var/www/vhosts/

assuming that the permissions are OK.

Sorry for the bad advice earlier...

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CMDAIAuthor Commented:
so whats the difference between `mount` and `in` ?
cjl7freelance for hireCommented:
ln will do exactly what you want, mount --bind will be a bit trickier to handle and is not needed in this case (IMO).
CMDAIAuthor Commented:
Thank you got it working
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