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BINDing directories is similar to creating another Hard Link. I find it useful when say for example, CIFS or Deluge has issues getting too far up the file tree due to permissions. I will create a directory under /srv/samba and bind the high directories. Certain programs see symlinks *soft links* and won't act correctly that is where Bind comes into play!

You can use it in FSTAB and also manually via CLI
FSTAB:

/olddir /newdir none bind

Manual Mount

mount --bind /path/to/olddir /path/to/newdir
mount -B olddir newdir 
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