Mounting is the concept of attaching a file system to a computer for access.

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Remount root RW without reboot

Today I did something stupid on production xen vm server. I mounted the external device mapper as read only to make a copy of the filesystem. This process went well but then the rootfs / become ...
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how to add a raw device on RHL

I am using a server to which someone added a harddisk. I am struggling to get this to work. I am a regular Linux user (but haven't done this stuff before). I have googled up and tried to follow the ...
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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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Deleting file in tar mounted with archivemount?

archivemount allows rw-mounting tar archives. What happens when I delete a file? Is it actually removed from the tar archive? Is a delete flag set? If the file is actually removed, then I assume the ...
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How to prevent a service from starting until a volume is mounted?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04, how can I prevent an upstart service from starting until a couple of network volumes (GlusterFS) get successfully mounted?
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Mount Partition Read-Only in Red Hat

We have a server installed with Red Hat, kernel (2.6.18-274.3.1.el5) and RHEL version 5.7 (Tikanga) with Raid 10. When we try to copy files to one mounted partition it will change autocratically to ...
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Mounted HDD not having enough permissions from Apache/PHP

Piwigo gallery, on apache and php, CentOS 6. The root system is a RAID 128GB. /var/www/html is on the root file system. Mounted the 320GB hdd to /var/www/html/320 using defaults, it's an ext4 fs. ...
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mounting a CIFS share fails in localized environment with non-english password

A windows host creates a CIFS share and gives access to newuser (newuser is the user on windows host) newuser's password is set as ŰŰŰŰ*123 Windows host has a French Locale installed Now on linux ...
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Is it possible to mount a virtual machine as a networked drive?

I have two virtual machines on two separate networks. They both run Centos 6. I use the second as a cheap backup for my first VM via FTP. It works fine, but it would simplify things if I could mount ...
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mount error, special device does not exists

I have a linux Debian server: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 (wheezy) Release: 7.1 Codename: wheezy I have some hard devices attached to my server that are mounted ...
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mounting ZFS zvol snapshot locally gives “Invalid argument”

I'm trying to mount a snapshot of a ZFS zvol. The zvol should have a ext2 partition on it (as evidenced by the CentOS VM to which the zvol is currently shared by iSCSI): [root@test-vm ~]# file - ...
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Loss of data when trying to fix ext4 “group descriptors corrupted!”

When I try to mount an existing disk, I get the message sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc1 /data mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, ...
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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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Unable to mount AuFS filesystem: aufs opt_add lookup failed

When I'm trying to mount AuFS filesystem - it fails. What am I doing wrong? # mount -t aufs -o br=/a/b=ro:/tmp/a/b=rw none /a/b mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on none, ...
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Directory mounted with ecryptfs shows up as r/w in mount but shows a “read-only” error

I just mounted postgres home(/var/lib/postgresql) with ecryptfs. After rebooting the machine, it is mounted for me automatically, but if I try to do any writes it tells me that it's a read-only ...
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umount Device or resource busy; already tried: mount, lsof, fuser, exportfs, ps axf

As part of an automated VM creation system a block device is mounted to a temporary folder ( /tmp/whatever ) . Various scripts install and configure the VM prior to it's first run. Recently ...
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Why could ntfs mount hung up?

I've got a centos with mounted ntfs folder. From time to time a backup script performs certain backup routine on that ntfs folder. However, periodically it hangs up: either it takes years to receive ...
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Performance difference between ramfs and tmpfs

I need to setup an in memory storage system for around 10 GB of data, consisting of many 100 kb single files(images). There will be lots of reads and fairly periodic writes(adding new files, deleting ...
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How to correctly move application data to an attached disk on an Azure Linux VM

I have a Linux VM on Azure that originally came with a 30G OS disk. As I had an application that had accumulated a lot of data, I attached a new disk through the Azure Dashboard and here is how it ...
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Gluster fallback mount

I have a server which content is on a gluster mount. The underlying brick is on the same machine. I was wondering if there is a possibility to set up some kind of fallback in case gluster ...
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Can't mount samba share, but can access using smbclient

I have a network share on Windows server in my local network. I can access this share using smbclient on my Ubuntu 13.10 (with installed cifs-utils package) desktop like this: smbclient ...
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Ubuntu server mount device issue [closed]

i have ubuntu server and can not figure out with my space Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 8.0G 7.8G 0 100% / udev 3.7G 8.0K 3.7G 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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Cannot mount external FreeNAS NFS on XenServer VM or Dom0

I'm hoping someone can help identify a problem or at least send me in the right direction. I've created an NFS share on FreeNAS. The server has an external IP. I can mount this on my Debian machine ...
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RHEL 6, Mounting Network Storage at Boot

I have multiple network folders that need to be accessed by RHEL machine for a server program. The issue is everytime the server gets rebooted all the mounts get erased. How can I make it so the ...
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zfs - two pools with nested mountpoints and conflicting mount order

I have a problem with automounting separate pools, that have nested mountpoints. I am using ZfsOnLinux 0.6.2. The siuation currently is as follows: zpool1 ---> /var zpool1/log ---> ...
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mount.davfs left a corrupted moint point, transport endpoint not connected, inode corrupted

hi I just wanted to try if I can mount a webdav storage remote via mobile connection. Which failed for some reason, which I accept but it somehow left me with a corrupted mount point ...
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Which remote file system can be used on Linux without occupying local space? [closed]

I want to extend my server's local disk on Debian 6.0 by mounting a remote file system. But I don't want to have this remote file system to occupy (too much) local disk space, for instance with ...
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What is the best way to resize the “/” mount point that is not LVM?

Lately I am trying to update the packages in my Centos (Physical Box) and got error about not enough space. What is the best way to resize a mount point that is no LVM? Follows are some information: ...
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LVM snapshot of btrfs volume changes mounted device

I have a btrf volume on top of LVM. Now I want to do a snapshot on the lvm level (NOT on the btrfs level). But every time I create the LVM snapshot, btrfs changes the mounted block device to the ...
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NFS: force file mode/mask on mount?

I have a QNAP NAS on my network that exports some NFS shares, which I'm mounting on a linux machine. One of the shares has data only (no executable files). However, when I mount the NFS share, all the ...
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CentOS remount a used disk [closed]

I have a used disk full of video files which is 1TB in size and is mounted on /usr/local/nginx/html. I want to remount it on /disk1 for naming purposes. If I remount it would the files still be ...
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/proc/self/mountinfo per-mount-options vs per-super-options

I am trying to check for the current status of a mounted partition, rw/ro. On Cent6 /proc/self/mountinfo has some interesting info. One of the items contained in the output for each mount point is ...
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Mounting individual “partitions” from a ddrescue'd whole-device image file?

I ddrescue'd from a sick drive device into an image file (I had enough free space, but not a spare device to copy onto). It seemed to go quite well, but now I can't find how to mount just one ...
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mount hd as a different filesystem [closed]

I guess this question is already answered but could not find the solution. I have a USB hard disk connected to a remote linux machine and I want to mount that hard disk. What would happen if I mount ...
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mount cloud storage under Linux via socks?

I'm trying to mount cloud storage under Linux, but via a SOCKS proxy. One suggested solution I found is to use davfs2, but as far as I can tell it only supports a Http Proxy. I've tried this: sudo ...
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Spontaneously unmounting NFS exports and nicstat network activity

We have one server which exports two partitions which are massive (one is 61 TB, the other is 28 TB), and we have a lot of users reading and writing to these when mounted on another machine. We have ...
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Which directories in Linux must be part of the root filesystem?

I'm building a few virtual machines under KVM where the base system will be an image (haven't decided specifically which format yet), and all of the remaining system files will be other partitions ...
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Mount FTP folder on Synology (not CIFS)

I am trying to mount folder using the FTP protocol on my Synology. What I managed to do so far is to use the option mount remote folder of the file station, but you can only mount folders with CIFS ...
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How can I quickly detect files that are shadowed by a mounted filesystem

I had some cases where files were written to a mount point because of mount failure. Is there a simple way to detect such files (something that ca easily automated)? (I know it's possible to mount ...
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AuFS read only branch as another read only branch

My goal is to use an AuFS read only branch as another read only branch: I've got a directory dir0, then I make : mount -t aufs -o br=dir2=rw:dir0=ro none dir1 This gives me - dir0 - dir1 #read ...
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NAS delay file-availability

I have two machines accessing to a NAS on the same network (OVH), when I update or create some file in machine 1 after I try to read it from machine 2 and it's not accessible, even not visible for a ...
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DRBD Dual-Primary Obstacles

I have DRBD installed and configured on two different servers, everything is working as expected but I am having a horrible I/O disk read/write speed and network latency like crazy, my shared ...
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Put another hdd in ubuntu server 10 [closed]

I am using Ubuntu server 10 for LAMP and hosting sites. I installed the server without a GUI, and what I want to do is to add a second HDD for some backup. I attached the HDD but the problem is I ...
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Scientific Linux: RAID5 unaccessible after netboot by mistake

A server running old scientific linux 6.0 suffered damage from an enabled netboot during reboot by trying to load some crap from an application server in the same subnet (I saw him stuck somewhere in ...
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Compression with Hard Linking and Live Mounts

With Windows XP recieving its final updates in the coming months, I've been looking into how I can get all three XP versions, with the latest updates, and basic drivers, onto a single CD. In the past ...
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Mounting EncFS with PAM at SSH login with password protected key

I'm running OpenSUSE 12.3 on a VM in the cloud and have an EncFS directory set up. I can mount it manually fine. I'm trying to have the directory mounted at SSH login, ideally only for the duration ...
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Prevent the possiblity of writing data to an unmounted mount point directory [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu server where I'm automounting an external hard drive each boot. To do this, I've created an empty folder on the root partition, and the drive gets mounted "inside" this folder. ...
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USB drive not detected in Intel EFI shell

I must update an Intel S3420GPLC board. BIOS, BMC, FRU / SDR, the whole thing. Everything is pretty much automated in the Intel download. You're supposed to boot to the integrated EFI shell, mount ...
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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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Where is linux automount's config?

I have a centos box, it has some NFS mounts. I'm trying to figure out these NFS filesystems get mounted. And I figured out if I rename /usr/sbin/automount to some else name, after reboot the box, ...