The configuration file /etc/fstab contains the necessary information to automate the process of mounting partitions.

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Mounting multipath devices by UUID in fstab

I have several multipath iSCSI LUN's formatted as ocfs2 filesystems. They are part of an Ubuntu 14.04 cluster using local heartbeat. This all appears to be working fine if I mount them manually after ...
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fstab entry to mount NFS with password

i need mount at boot a disk using NFS, to mount manually from console i type: mount //192.168.0.1/NASShare -o username=administrator,password=pass /mnt/NAS To /etc/fstab i added this line: ...
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New Swap Drive - Linux Hangs during Boot

An application checked the swap space during install and required it to be the same amount as ram. So i added a new disk (Server is a VM) and done the following: swapoff /dev/mapper/ol-swap vgcreate ...
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Handling /etc/fstab when upgrading linode from Xen to KVM

I have a linode that is currently on one of Linode's Xen servers. I see that I am eligible to upgrade to a KVM linode. One thing that concerns me is that Linode's upgrade guide says block devices ...
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Mounting NFS - How to fail fast?

I have a NAS. On my Linux desktop, I mount a partition of the NAS via NFS. The NAS isn't always switched on. When I need to use it, then I switch it on and use mount -a on my desktop. The related ...
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Is there a way of exporting fstab info for device which is currently mounted?

Does there exist any tool which can tell you what the fstab line for a mount should be? Ie. it looks at something which has been mounted manually and tells you the line which you would have to add to ...
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Bindfs ignores user in /etc/fstab

I'm trying to mount a directory under a specific user:group combo. Using bindfs on the command yields the expected results: root@system:~# bindfs foo bar --user=fooz --group=baz root@system:~# ls ...
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Couldn't define user password in fstab

I am trying to add the below entry to /etc/vfstab on Solaris 11.2 to mount a windows shared folder on reboot time: //192.168.1.45/share - /mnt/winshare smbfs - yes ...
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Write Permissions Denied when using sshfs to Mount Remote Directory on Boot

I have two Cent OS 7 servers I am trying to mount a directory from my host server to my client server. I want this to automatically mount on boot. On my host machine (hostmachine.local) I setup a ...
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s3fs not auto-mount on EC2 reboot

I have this line in /etc/fstab s3fs#s3-bucket.com path/to/dir fuse _netdev,allow_other,default_acl=public-read,iam_role=my_role,use_cache=/s3fscache,retries=5 0 0 Whenever I reboot EC2, I got error ...
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Automount a samba share using fstab cifs in a debian virtualbox

When i run: mount -a as root user in my virtualbox machine i will get the samba share mounted, so my settings in my /etc/fstab are working: //192.168.0.99/download /vagrant/Downloads cifs ...
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Can custom /proc mount options be set on OpenVZ containers?

I recently discovered that the way OpenVZ mounts /proc inside of containers by default isn't as secure as it could be (it's mounted as rw). When combined with insecure scripts on the server, this ...
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Unrecognized mount option “nobootwait” or missing value on ext4-fs for cloudstack

I am launching a VM on a cloudstack derivative. The fstab looks like this /dev/vdb /mnt auto defaults,nobootwait,comment=cloudconfig 0 2 Starting File System Check on ...
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Empty fstab on Debian 7 and up. Possible side effects?

When I was checking a machine set up by our sysadmin team, I encountered an completely empty fstab. In fact it was the default fstab installed by a debootstrap. # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM ...
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Need to make change to fstab when read-only

I am configuring RAID and filesystems. I had to create /dev/md1 with RAID devices /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda6 on them. Next I needed to edit /etc/fstab, so that /dev/md1 mounts on boot. I made the ...
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Any way to have wildcards in fstab?

My goal is to allow any user to mount a cifs share to /media/networkshare or even better /media/networkshare/share_* Is there any way to allow wildcards in fstab such that they can do that? I can't ...
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fstab entry causes emergency mode on reboot

I am using a loop file system because I do not have another partition to mount and I am only practicing as I study for my sysadmin exam. I added the following line to my stab /tmp/imagefile ...
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Linux, dev-mapper: How to mount a folder with different options than parent folder

I'm using CentOS 7.1 with device-mapper, and /home mounted as /dev/mapper/centos-home on /home type xfs (rw,relatime,seclabel,attr2,inode64,noquota) I'd like to include in fstab an entry for ...
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Bash add entry to fstab by script [closed]

I'm newbies in bash scripting and i try to write script that add entry for cifs windows share to fstab. I writed a litle script but i'm not shure if it will work fine. I haven't linux to test it Can ...
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Not recognizing path to credentials on fstab

I'm trying to mount a remote filesystem with fstab, and using a credentials file to load the username and password, but for some reason I get this error message when I try to use # mount -a: mount ...
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what are the folders in fstab without the device name or label or UUID

This is my /etc/fstab file on my CentOS6.6 : /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root / ext4 usrjquota=quota.user,jqfmt=vfsv0,noatime,nodiratime,commit=120 1 1 ...
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CentOS 7 NFS partition doesn't mount on boot

I have a CentOS 7 x64 server which doesn't mount NFS entries in /etc/fstab on boot. The configuration is correct, because if I run mount -a, everything works like a charm. The fstab entries are as ...
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Is mounting /boot in /etc/fstab automatically necessary?

Hello members of StackExchange, I am running a Debian 8.0 server with Full-Disk-Encryption and while I was doing some hardening I went through the /etc/fstab and I was wondering if some partitions ...
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how to identify which physical drive(s) correspond to an entry in /etc/fstab [duplicate]

Using Centos. Situation: I have multiple drives off of two RAID controllers. I also have multiple entries in the fstab, such as /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, etc. What I need to know is how I can identify ...
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OpenSSH in Windows Server 2012 R2 [closed]

I'm trying to create a complete FTP server on Win 2012 r2 using IIS FTP (for FTP and FTPS protocol) and OpenSSH for SFTP protocol. I'm searching for several documentations but I'm discovering ...
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Debian 8 Systemd fstab can't mount file system

Just upgraded to Debian 8. And system can't be booted because of this two lines in /etc/fstab: /dev/data/server/ /data ext4 defaults 0 2 /data/vmail /var/vmail none ...
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Trouble with SWAP on AWS

I created an AWS m3.large instance. It comes with a single 32GB SSD. During the creation process, I added a second drive for the system. I picked the second drive for the system: xvda1 and the ...
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NFS Mounts/ Failed reboot - Race Condition?

I recently suffered the joy of a server crash (Ubuntu 12.04) and a subsequent failure to reboot. It appears that the OS attempted to mount the NFS shares in the /etc/fstab file before networking had ...
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After a yum update, physical drives sda and sdb are swapped and sdc is missing

yum update installed kernel 2.6.32-504.8.1-el6.x86_64, and was correctly installed to /dev/sdb1/boot (ext3). Physical drives on the machine (with expected/normal/previous device labels): /dev/sdb1, ...
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s3fs not fully auto-mounting on boot

I'm using s3fs 1.78 on Ubuntu 14.10. I have a particular read/write mount on S3 that I've set up to auto-mount at boot. In /etc/fstab, it looks like: s3fs#MY_BUCKET /mnt/MY_BUCKET fuse ...
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Preventing a read-write first automount after adding a VHDX onto a CentOS7 HyperV VM

I have a VHDX file (representing a non-boot ext4 fs) that I need to run some forensics on. I have a working CentOS7 HyperV VM on a Win2012R2 host. I want to attach the VHDX to the CentOS7 VM, which ...
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NFS: can't unmount when server goes down. Must “fake” fsid on server1, NO SOLUTION WORKS ON SERVERFAULT

I have dir1 and dir2 NFS mounted to server2 from server1. If server1 suddenly dies or must be rebooted, AND dir1 and dir2 were not first unmounted on server2, then a remount of dir2 always fails ...
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Mounting network drive after network is ready

I'm trying to mount a samba network share to a local directory on startup. The following line in /etc/fstab works fine when I run mount -a: //share/folder /media/folder cifs ...
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Faulty /etc/fstab preventing Proxmox boot

I've added a single entry to a /etc/fstab: mount //sambashare /media/sambashare Running mount -a worked just fine, I could access all the files. However, after a reboot, I'm faced with this error: ...
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Forcing user in both directions using bindfs

I have a specific OS user called 'app' which runs Dropbox. The app is deployed (in the same server) for multiple sites. But the Dropbox of the 'app' user has info about all sites. The dropobox has a ...
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Mounting fails with fstab

I am trying to create a mount point that remains persistent on reboot by adding the following line into /etc/fstab /ownCloud/admin/files/Website\ Backups/ /home/example/Backups none bind 0 0 This is ...
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Mounting a webdav share to its original Linux server

Ok, so normally, a server provides a webdav share, and that can be accessed by mounting it on some other computer. What I want to do is to mount it (permanently) not elsewhere, but on the actual ...
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Directories inside /var are on root partition not /var partition

Few weeks ago I installed Opensuse 13.2. I partitioned the disk so that root '/', /var, /tmp and /home are on different partitions. Today I noticed that although /var is on partition sda8, all ...
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debian unable to automount partition at boot

I have a single usb drive connected to my server, and I am unable to get it to automount at boot time. If I manually execute mount -a it mounts correctly. my fstab is as follows: proc ...
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Ordering mount --bind and OpenVZ start on boot

I am using mount --bind to share some directories/files between containers. My issue is that on root server boot, the containers are started, but these mounts are not yet mounted. Some of the services ...
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What if mounting point conflicts with local directory?

This might help me hunt down some system configuration bug. Suppose I make a local directory (e.g., "/foo") in one disk partition, and copy some files to it. But later on I forget about it, and ...
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cloud-init on AWS: mounts disappear after imaging and rebuilding

I'm using cloud-init to automatically prepare an AWS image (AMI) for use in a production environment - that way I can have the environment setup process tracked in a source control system, but I can ...
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Cannot remove mount option “discard” on an ext4 file system

I try to turn off "discard" on an ext4 file system but I cannot succeed. I tried to add "nodiscard" option in /etc/fstab but I can still see this # tune2fs -l /dev/md2|grep disca Default mount ...
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Unable to mount cifs in redhat 6

I am relatively new to Linux, and I am trying to mount a CIFS filesystem from an openfiler instance I have on my network in Red Hat. The openfiler instance is authenticating using AD. I am able to ...
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Why would a bind mount unmount unexpectedly?

I have configured some bind mounts on all users's home directories to access a shared directory (or parts of it) that is somewhere else in the file system, so I have entries like these on my fstab ...
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How do I do 'mount --bind' in /etc/fstab?

I'm trying to figure out how to add "mount --bind /proc/ /chroot/mysql/proc" to /etc/fstab, but how can I to do this?
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External drive switching from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

We have a small box with external drives attached for backing up configuration sets. I found out the problem is simply that on reboot or whatever unknown event the drive switches from /dev/sda1 to ...
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partition turned read only after mysql crash

I am not able to write on a particular partition. The mysql data directory is hosted on that partition and it suddenly became read-only when mysql crashed on a query. [root@ESERVER new_dir]# > ...
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using /bin/bash in a chroot environment - symlink or mount

A user connects via ssh. The user is also chroot-ed to their home directory. The goal is security. Since the user is chroot-ed, when they login /bin/bash is not found. Obviously the user needs ...
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How do I change multiple linux servers' /etc/fstab simultaneously

We have plenty of linux server that will mount a few linux file server by NFS or SMB using /etc/fstab But manually changing each server's /etc/fstab is very tedious. Is there any way to edit ...