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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Linux FSTAB error mounting corrupted SD card

i've problem. I've a linux embedded system with an Sd Card that i mount at startup using fstab. This is a commercial produt of my company, so i can't know in advance if i've a bad sd card. # ...
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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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Fedora: Mount davfs as user under home directory

Is it possible to mount a user's remote files, via davfs2, within the user's home directory? I've found, as a test case, that I can accomplish this if I have an individual line in fstab per user ...
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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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/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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Create directory before binding via /etc/fstab

I have this line in my /etc/fstab: /mnt/tmp /tmp none bind,nobootwait On EC2 however, /mnt may be lost during restarts causing the mount to fail due to non existent /mnt/tmp. So is there a ...
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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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How to repair the fstab file with current configuration

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and i accidently removed all the entries from the fstab files while doing a backup (Yeah, I know ;)). I would like to know if there is a way to rebuild it with the current ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu, error 'cound't resolve host' when from curlftpfs fstab

I have problem with curlftpfs. When i mount it manualy everything works, but when I try to autmount via /etc/fstab, after reboot system stops on error 'Couldn't resolve host [my host name]. Line I ...
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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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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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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% / ...