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

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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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Read only fstab that can be mounted as writeable in order to make persistent changes?

I have been using nanobsd on some embedded devices. It is a read only system that is mostly run in ram. It can be mounted as writeable to make persistent changes. and then written to. It is then ...
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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 ...
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Reconnect Attempts for CIFS share

I have a CIFS share mounted in the FSTAB on Ubuntu server, which connects to our NAS and works without issue. Last night we had an issue with the SAN for about 12 hours. We corrected the problem and ...
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Mount /etc/fstab at startup

I already added the remote directories I want mounted at startup in /etc/fstab, but when I reboot, they don't get mounted. If I run mount -a it all works, but it appears that mount -a doesn't get ...
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Auto mounting samba windows share in Fedora Core 15

I have a server that runs centos 6.2 with a samba share. What i am trying to achieve is to have the samba share automatically mounted on my PC running Fedora 15. In /etc/fstab I have ...