I'm setting up a local development environment for our server, and (due to capacity limitations on my SSD) I need to use an external drive as my Webroot (/var/www in my case).
The real question is, should I hardlink this directory or symlink?
If I symlink OR hardlink, will my computer remember the drive (regardless of USB) next time it is plugged in, or will I have to renew my link?
Is there a best practices method for using longterm external storage as an internal resource?
Lastly, how would I link this up under my Nautilus Desktop launcher? (nautilus-home.desktop) -- would I have to link a link in
Not sure if this is the right road to pursue, but I added
# portable on /dev/sdc1 UUID=a8ff783b-017e-462c-b995-708f8823bdc3 none ext4 defaults 0 0
/etc/fstab where UUID is the UUID of my external.