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

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NFS not working on bonded NFS interface - mount.nfs: No such device

We have an error message when trying to mount NFS on a RHEL server. NFS works fine on all our other servers, but not on 2 freshly kickstarted servers with the error "mount.nfs: No such device". ...
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Why is mount is forcing me to specify -t ext4 for one partition, but not the other?

I have two very similar partitions, /dev/sdb1 (labeled 'bigb') and /dev/sdc1 (labeled 'bigc'). I used to be able to mount both of them using mount -n -L bigX /mnt/donottouch/localX (with X being b or ...
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Mounting NFS Folder on to a Remote Machine (Both machines are on Red Hat Linux)

I'm a newbie to Linux and would need some advice on the thing I'm trying to achieve with regards to mounting a NFS Folder I have a NFS Server: usanfsd01 And a remote machine: usafssd01 I've a ...
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How can I use a temporary file descriptor with ecryptfs?

I'd like to be able to run a script, have it prompt me for my password, and then mount an ecryptfs directory. I do not want the password to sit around on the file system, or show up in logs, ps, etc. ...
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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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How to edit/add file in VMDK

I have a VMDK (with several partitions) file which I need to modify. It is not attached to any particular virtual machine. I've tried using vmware-mount (from the VDDK toolset) in on Ubuntu server ...
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Raid superblock missing on single partition. Recovery needed

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the spare drive, mount it ...
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Error while mounting partition with Live CD

While booting my system, It is going into initramfs prompt and it is giving some error. Before taking any further steps, I planned to take a backup my data from hard disk. So, I bootted the system ...
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is there any advantage mounting an LV by UUID instead of by path?

I know I can specify mounts in fstab by either putting their path (like /dev/sda1 or /dev/mapper/myvg-logicalVolume1) or by fs label (LABEL=root) or by UUID (UUID=1234-5678-...). I see a clear ...
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Detecting a newly configured raid array without restarting

So, I created a 4-drive raid10 array on an LSI card (9285-8e) via megacli: # megacli -CfgSpanAdd -R10 -Array0 [252:4,252:5] -Array1 [252:6,252:7] -a1 This completed fine, and I see the device in ...
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What causes partitions to be mounted at boot?

I'm upgrading machines from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy. I do all the setup with FAI - disks, packaging, everything. So they come up ready for production. Its all good. One particular machine has two ...
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Cant mount GlusterFS volume on EC2 client

After a few days of trial and error I have successfully created my gluster volume on an EC2 instance (a single one at the moment) and it is successfully started… [root@domU-12-31-39-10-26-7E ...
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What's the best way to mount a file share for a CentOS-based webserver?

I use CentOS with Apache and PHP5 to make web development servers. Files (html, php, js, etc...) are located on a network file share (SMB) : So, basically, developpers work on Windows workstations ...
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www-data access sshfs mount point

I have an Apache2 on a Debian Linux. I mount a sshfs to the directory /mnt/mountpoint/ (it is mounted on boot time via /etc/fstab). It is accessed with a softlink from /var/www/mountpoint. When I ...
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How to mount Azure drive to the local windows?

How to mount Azure drive (attach disk) to the local windows? Does already exist some tool for this? So use case is the following. I have a attached disk to the virtual machine in the azure. Now I ...
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Screw size for Dell PowerConnect rack ears?

Does anyone know what the Screw size is (Thread and length) that Dell use on their PowerConnect Switches, to connect the ears to the switch? In particular the 6224 and 8224?
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mount -t cifs with krb5i

I am trying to mount a windows 2008 R2 share on my centos6 64 server and am getting the following message as a response to the mount: mount -t cifs //esb.local/dfs /mnt/win --verbose -o ...
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updating shadow file in a KVM guest in a mounted system

I have a KVM guest that I need to reset the password. If I use 'virsh console' to access the guest account, I'm able to update the shadow file with a new hash line like ...
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ls: reading directory ./: Input/output error via S3FS

I have a bucket with more than ten thousand files. I am getting the following error while doing 'ls -l' folder but working fine for less than 1000 files in the folder. Any suggestions? ls: reading ...
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How to remember a mount point

I am using Red Hat Enterprise 6.3 and I have just mounted a new volume in one folder of my preference. After reboot that mount point was lost and the volume was mounted at his original place. In ...
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Mount --bind versus symlinks

Linux server /www/website directory is my html directory Want users to ftp to /user/website/public_html directory which is chrooted and limited to ftp only access I currently accomplish this via ...
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Proxmox 2.3 don't use mount script

I am running proxmox 2.3 Since I installed proxmox on a new server I definitely can't use mount and unmount script on a container and I don't know why. Proxmox just doesn't read those scripts. Here ...
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Make a directory show up as a mount point [closed]

How can I make a directory in Linux show up as a mount point so users can see it with df?
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linux loopback remount-ro, ext4_da_writepages: jbd2_start: 8192 pages, ino 130135; err -30

I have a loopback device formatted with ext4 (^has_journal, disabled journalling). During shutdown, when I try to force remount as read-only, the loopback mounted filesystem. echo "u" > ...
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How to check how many external hosts have mounted and accessing a unix (solaris) folder?

We have a local folder in a central Solaris machine(used as a repository) and would like to find out how many external hosts have currently mounted the folder and accessing the files. Is there any ...
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How to boot copied partition

I have just ghosted an Ubuntu (12.04) instance from a 200GB HD to a 1TB HD. The ghosted instance has two mounted storage partitions both of about 100GB each and I have the following partition table: ...
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GlusterFS Mount Keeps Disconnecting Randomly

We are using GlusterFS to provide a distributed file system on 2 web servers which use a shared media directory and cache. So i have created 2 gluster volumes (media and var) and have mounted these in ...
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Heterogeneous environment “roaming” profiles

By "roaming profiles" I really mean "shared home directories". So, I set up an AD pair, and shared a folder on \\ad-1\homes. Then set the AD user object to mount H:\ = \\ad-1\homes\%username%. This ...
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How to configure Multiple diskless clients with CentOS6.4?

I need to boot multiple hosts from the same nfs server. to prepare I use: yum -y groupinstall "Base" "Server Platform" --installroot=/var/lib/tftpboot/cos6.4/root/ my tftp configuration is: vi ...
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mount.cifs error 14 but smbclient works

I have a debian server and I want to mount an external Win2008R2 share using cifs. I get: error 14: bad address. Using the same arguments with smbclient I can connect with success and browse share ...
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How to set permissions for a CIFS mount with autofs?

I've set up a CIFS mount on my CentOS 6.4 server with autofs : File /etc/auto.mnt : Photos ...
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mount tmpfs automatically on linux start up

# mkdir -p /mnt/tmpfs # mount -t tmpfs -o size=6400M tmpfs /mnt/tmpfs I ran that but if I was to reboot will I need to run that again because it is tmpfs? How do I get that mount point to come ...
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Mount updates /proc/mount but not /etc/mtab, making partition not show up in df, mount listing

I'm on RHEL 6. I created some partitions using parted, formatted them using mke2fs, and mounted them using mount. I also added them to /etc/fstab. However, they do not show up in the mount or df ...
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mount a partition on an lvm partition

I have a xen dom0 server (named virtserver), which contains a guest machine, let's call it "virtguest". The virtguest used to be a physical machine earlier, and the whole old disk (with several ...
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Linux mount to dir and transfer content to mounted device

I would like to mount an external network disk to a folder, but I would like to keep the content of the folder (so in this case it would go to the network folder.) For example: I have a folder: ...
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Mounting /var/www for File recovery

I'm in the process of recovering my server's files in a "Rescue" mode. Its a Ubuntu 12.04 with 2x3TB in RAID1. The instructions were to SSH into the server in "Rescue" mode, mount the partitions, ...
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/etc/exports & mount option

In my Linux server I have the following options in /etc/exports /home *(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash) And I mount from a Mac using mount -t nfs -o ...
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cygwin sftp chroot cannot view contents of bound mountpoint

I'm trying to give user2 access only to his home directory and full permissions on /cygdrive/e. I created a Data/ directory within his $home, added a bind directive in /etc/fstab (see below), and ...
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How to recover data from a corrupted ext3 partition?

A server of mine had a drive failure of some sort which caused the OS (CentOS 5) to crash and stop working (it refuses to boot). So we put another drive with a working OS and from there we try to ...
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Azure Cent OS Unmounts my data Drive

I have a Cent OS VM instance running on Windows Azure. I have a 1TB data drive mounted to that VM to hold an application's database files. Every week or so at inconsistent intervals, my database ...
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EC2 - Want to mount before service starts

I am using AWS EC2, and I have added an extra EBS volume. It is currently mounted as a new device. MySQL & Redis DB stores their data on the new EBS volume, and they are registered in the ...
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mount cifs permission denied

Hi I have tried to mount with three ways for all of them I got the same error. 1) sudo chmod 777 /estore sudo mount –t cifs -o user=domain/username%MYPASSWORD,noserverino //domain /estore 2) sudo ...
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/tmp used 100% where is files?

On Centos 6.3 server I noticed that /tmp has no longer free space to store files. [root@]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg0-lv_root ...
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“lazily” unmount last mounted fs?

Is there a way to unmount the last mounted filesystem without doing umount <dev>? I ask because I'm getting tired of doing mount to get the device when all I could do is just unmount the last ...
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Should we mount with data=writeback and barrier=0 on ext3?

We've been running a server on a VM at a hosting company, and have just signed up for a dedicated host (AMD Opteron 3250, 4 cores, 8GB RAM, 2 x 1TB in software RAID, ext3). While running performance ...
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Attaching many volumes to an EC2 instance

I've got an EC2 instance running Ubuntu and want to attach some 50-60 EBS volumes to it. However, the EC2 console says I can use only /dev/sdf through /dev/sdp, so I'm limited to 11 volumes. Is there ...
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`fuse`-like mounts on linux-vserver/openVZ?

I don't know much about servers or virtualization. However, for the last years, I've been using a rented linux-vserver as my backup drive and for recording radio shows through cronjobs. I ran out of ...
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Using a HDD and an SSD for /home/username folder on CentOS server

I have a server running CentOS 6.3 installed on a 2TB HDD. I also have a 250GB SSD. My aim for this setup is to have low IO applications run in /home/username folder stored on the HDD but also allow ...
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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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Sending HDD to sleep after unmounting it in server running on CentOS Linux? [duplicate]

How to send to sleep a hard drive completely after it's being unmounted? I'm planning to have separate 4TB drive only for backups. It will be encrypted and I will only mount it when I need to ...