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

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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 ...
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CIFS mount in fstab succeeds on IP, fails on hostname written in /etc/hosts

I wonder why my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS has problems resolving a hostname from fstab. I tried to mount the following entry: //NAS-5h2-20/backuppc/ /mnt/backuppc cifs ...
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Mounting two CIFS shares using a VIP

I have two CIFS shares on two different storage servers. I've created a VIP on an F5 node which sends all traffic to it's IP to a pool containing the two storage servers. It sends to one server and in ...
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Cant set permission on NFS files through Windows client and Samba4 AD

Hello: First Excuse, my language is not English. Maybe they can help me with this problem. I have an old infrastructure with Samba2 Domain server. And another nfs server disk, connected and ...
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unreliable upstart service doesn't always start

I have a python script that I want to run as a service so I have created a setup using upstart to run the script on startup. These are the steps that need to happen for the script to run correctly ...
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CIFS mounts hang on read

I have a problem with a bunch of CIFS mounts that look like this: //192.168.10.2/remote-share /home/windows-shared/remote-share cifs defaults,user=xxx,password=xxx,uid=603,gid=603 0 0 This ...
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Does /etc/fstab need to be world readable?

I would like to put network share mounts in /etc/fstab, but by default that file is world-readable which allows everyone to read the credentials I put into the mount options. Is it safe to make ...
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Editing fstab for a new drive that will contain subdirectories on other disks

Currently the disks on my box look like this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 30G 28G 174M 100% / ...
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NFS over wifi very slow

I have a NFS server hooked up to a client over a wireless network (n-router, b/g-client). I have terribly slow transfer rates of around 1.00 to 1.50 MB/s. I cannot seem to figure out how to improve ...
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cifs mount not working using fstab on RHEL6

I had a line in my fstab file that until this morning allowed me to read and write to a windows share (dummy IP address is shown below) //111.111.1.111/ecc /mnt/nas2 cifs ...
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Mounting with fstab - error 13 (access denied)

I have one server that is mounting with fstab using a credentials file. The credentials file (.Smbcredentials) code is : username=my_windows_login password=my_password domain=my_domain My code in ...
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How to reference an NFS share by UUID in the client's /etc/fstab

I have the following NFS export on my server, with fsid set to a newly generated UUID. /etc/exports: /mnt/data client(ro,fsid=b07f5af6-6b10-11e3-b4c1-00248115724d) I would then run exportfs -rav ...
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Is a bad NFS mount preventing a clean boot?

I'm on Ubuntu server (I think it's 12.04, but not positive) and I basically ran into this problem here Unmount a nfs mount where the nfs server has disappeared The umount command didn't work, so I ...
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Should I use mount or autofs?

I have NFS shares on a file server that I would like to mount on a web server. For example, a music streamer web application (subsonic) would be hosted on the web server and stream music files ...
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Explanation of nodev and nosuid in fstab

I see those two options constantly suggested on the web when someone describes how to mount a tmpfs or ramfs. Often also with noexec but I'm specifically interested in nodev and nosuid. I basically ...
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Is there any way to retrieve the settings ran from fstab that were used at boot?

I suck at life and accidentally overwrote my fstab before making a backup by trying to chmod 777 /etc/fstab so I could edit and resave it via a text editor. So my question is, since most of ...
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Why /dev/disk/by-id/ change after a suddenly server power-off?

I'm management a server that in /etc/fstab have references to some partitions using /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN. The server suddenly power-off and DISK_ID part of /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN ...
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Do I need to restart my server after editing fstab and mtab?

I'm just wondering if I need to restart my server after editing fstab and mtab. I changed something in this file manually due to problem with awstats report. I am using ISPConfig 3 with the help of ...
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How can I mount a subdirectory from a hard drive to a separate directory

I have this line in fstab /dev/sda1 /Tera ntfs-3g uid=www-data,gid=www-data,umask=007 0 0 because /Tera/OC has to have permissions 770 but since the drive is NTFS, I can't set it explicitly. Is ...
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GFS2 over DRBD automount

I have 2 nodes Proxmox cluster. For KVM images I use DRBD device with GFS2 on it. Everything works fine except GFS2 automounting after server restart. I put in fstab: /dev/drbd0 /cluster/drbd0 gfs2 ...
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How to mount ceph-fuse automatically with fstab?

# ceph -v ceph version 0.56.3 (6eb7e15a4783b122e9b0c85ea9ba064145958aa5) # repoquery -i ceph Name : ceph Version : 0.56.3 Release : 1.el6 Architecture: x86_64 Size : 26734691 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, after reboot, ping but don't have any service up ( ssh / apache )

I need a little help, I just reboot a ubuntu server 12.04 without any special modification, it doesn't start anymore, I have a ping return but connection refused on SSH and apache is not started Here ...
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Mounting main partition read-only and temporary folders as tmpfs

I have a small embedded board PC which uses flash card to boot and I'm running Ubuntu server 12.04. But since flash cards have limited lifetime I would like to mount it as read only and have only some ...
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nfs, execution denied

I have server (debian 6) machine (say, ip = 10.13.13.100) with nfs exports /etc/exports /path/to/my/shared/folder 10.13.13.0/24(rw,async,no_sub_tree_check,no_root_squash) There are two users on ...
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automount with curlftpfs

i would like to automount my backuftp with curlftpfs, i added curlftpfs#<serverip> /backup/backupftp fuse allow_other,uid=0,gid=0,umask=0022 0 0 in /etc/fstab and put the login details in ...
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How to move the MySQL datadir with minimal downtime?

Let's say I have partition sda2 mounted on /var and it's almost full. I have a second disk sdb whose partition sdb1 I want to mount as /var. Now since a running service (mysql) is using /var all the ...
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ec2 instance cant mount glusterfs server

My EC2 instance tries to mount glusterfs volume whic located on another EC2 instance . client instance's /etc/fstab file contains: glusterserver1:/export/brick1 /mnt/glusterfs glusterfs defaults 0 ...
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EC2 instance ssh connection not working

I tried to connect to my EC2 Ubuntu LTS instance but I failed. The error message I got like below: ssh: connect to host ec2-79-125-83-13.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com port 22: Connection ...
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Network filesystem won't mount at boot

We are running a lab network with a centralized file server. I recently installed Linux Mint on a new client computer and set up LDAP for user management and network folders through the fstab. When ...
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fstab filesystem editing

UUID=f5be9b96-da41-49fd-a8e2-dbbf37f5cd7d / ext4 defaults,usrquota 1 1 UUID=31a1c8d1-18ee-4c97-a0b9-b92599247112 /boot ext4 defaults 1 2 ...
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/etc/fstab skip on error

Can I set an /etc/fstab with options=auto to be skipped if mounting fails? The manual says, it will break the boot process if an entry with options=auto fails. Without auto, it does not ...
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how to mount additional space to existing partition?

This is the original output of fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 21.4 GB, 21474836480 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot ...
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Dedicated TMP and AMAVIS

I perfectly configured my server and now I made 2 stupid mistakes, I updated perl along with it's dependencies and I made a dedicated TMP dir and included it in fstab to prevent code execution with a ...
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Is this the right way to add 3 additional hard disk to /etc/fstab?

I got 4 hard disk. I simply create a single partition in all of them. I format them all with ext 3. And then I rewrite fstab All right, I'll just add a few line to fstab # # /etc/fstab # Created by ...
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URGENT: help recovering lost data

I have made a directory: sudo mkdir /ssd, the directory was supposed to be mounted to a raid array called md3. This was done by adding /dev/md3 /ssd auto defaults 0 0 to fstab. Then after a while ...
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Compiling passenger-install-nginx-module; “C compiler gcc is not found”

I am in the middle of a process of installing Redmine served with passenger and nginx with this tutorial. With the passenger-install-nginx-module, it works fine and during compiling it outputs an ...
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Mounting device in fstab using labels

I'm trying to mount a device using a label in my fstab but it never actually mounts on boot. # LABEL=/ / ext4 defaults,noatime 1 1 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults ...
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Converting Debian fstab to use UUIDs via linux-base?

We have a few Debian 5 systems that are still using /dev/hda in the fstab. We'd like to covert them to using UUIDs. This is supposed to be done automatically via the "linux-base" package (postinst), ...
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How to mount /tmp in /mnt on EC2?

I was wondering what is the best way to mount the /tmp endpoint in the ephemeral storage /mnt on an EC2 instance and give the ubuntu user default write permissions. Some suggest editing /etc/rc.local ...