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

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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 ...
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How to mount and unmount devices remotely from a web service

Don't ask me why, but I have to find a way to allow the Apache user www-data to mount and unmount devices at run-time on the host system. Such devices are, for example, external USB drives on ...
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Backup Server using Greyhole and BackupPC

I'm setting up an Ubuntu box to backup one of our servers using BackupPC. I've got 2x 2tb hard drives and I've set up Greyhole to duplicate the data from the samba share /mnt/samba/backups across both ...
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Linux phantom mounts

For the second time in a year, I have encountered phantom mounts. "Normal" system tools show a CIFS mount does not exist, yet it's still really there. Adding or (mass) deleting files is instantly ...
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How do you *tag* a partition as ext4?

I have an ext3 partition so when I do this: mount /dev/blah /mnt/blah it is mounted automatically as ext3. I can get it to mount as ext4 by running mount -t ext4 /dev/blah /mnt/blah and it ...
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How do I change ownership/permissions of a mounted virtualbox shared folder in Debian?

I'm trying to mount a shared folder and use it as the mysql datadir. Having succesfully mounted and setup my datadir config, mysqld fails because it lacks the appropriate permissions I have it ...
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Can't mount nfs volume - time out

I have an NFSv3 export from a Linux fileserver which used to mount fine. The fileserver had to go down for hardware maintenance. After bringing the server back up, the Linux client can no longer mount ...
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Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device in Debian [closed]

How do I mount a USB Mass Storage Device in Debian? The USB Stick is working on other computers. I have used dmesg which returned useful information about the USB Stick. It is attached to /dev/sdc. ...
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Mounting a CIFS share via PPTP VPN

I have a pptpd server running on Debian. What I'd like to accomplish is to connect my windows 7 client to the Debian server and mount the windows share to the debian server. I have an application ...
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How to properly change mount point of the folder? [closed]

I have a folder(mostly with postfix user mailboxes-homedirs) mounted on a disk A(raid1) and I want to move it from disk A to disk B(also raid1). Currently it is like: /h1(folder) /md120(diskA) and ...
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Linux samba server: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -12

Server: RHEL 5.9 / smbd 3.0.33 - Clients: various, though all were using current mount.cifs (5.2) I already solved this problem, but it was such a nightmare to hunt down these error codes I felt like ...
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Is it possible to change directory mountpoint online?

Suppose I have a production server with one big root partition cotaining everything. I want to put a directory, for example /var, in a separate partition, along with all the data it has. The obvious ...
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Quick way to restore or reload /etc/fstab settings?

I'm working with a complex /etc/fstab on a RHEL 6.x-based server. The system has a variety of mount options in use across eight partitions, including several bind mounts. I'm testing options and their ...
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Fedora. Properly configure RAID1. Raid has name /md127

I have RAID1 with 2 3TB disks. The general problem as I see is that for some reason this array have some problems with naming. It has md/19 md/19_0 and md127 My goal is to make this 3TB Raid1 ...
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Mounting MS DFS on CentOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount a Windows DFS Namespace in Linux We have a domain-based DFS namespace that refers to redundant (replicated) file servers shares. With Windows client, failing over ...
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Why is my curlftpfs write only?

I have mounted a FTP backup solution to /opt/backup and it seems to be write only (even as root, as shown). # touch foo # ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Feb 19 16:00 foo # cat foo cat: foo: ...
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Apache serves garbage content

I've set up an apache2 (Apache/2.2.16) on a VirtualBox (4.2.6) driven Debian (6.0.6) running on a Mac OS 10.7 host system. I mount a shared folder by fstab with the following configuration: ...
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How to mount iso file with IPMI from another server?

I want to mount a ISO file which hosted on another server as virtual disk with IPMI. In web interface which has Share Host and etc, I cannot mount any file. ISO file path is /home/file.ISO on the ...
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Unable to mount samba share

I'm using CentOS 5 and I'm trying to mount a share, but I continuously receive the same error. mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system mount error(19): No such device I have samba ...
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NFS sharing is read only

I have problem with NFS sharing. See my exports: /export 192.168.1.11(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) /export/share 192.168.1.12(rw,nohide,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) From a client ...
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Can not mount NFS from server on local network

I set up my NFS server without doing any bigger changes in configuration files. After that I added these entries to /etc/exports(both paths are valid) on server(192.168.1.11): /export ...
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Mount EncFS at boot

am trying to get an EncFS encrypted home to mount at boot without user input (directly, not via ssh). Have tried various solutions (adding a volume entry in pam_mount.conf.xml, various tweaks to ...
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vsftpd can't upload to mounted directory

I have read many, many help pages today trying to fix this, and I'm still nowhere closer. vsftpd config file: anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES ...
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Mount file systems from complete disk image with several partitions and logical volumes

I have a complete disk image (dd if=/dev/sda of=foo.bin) that contains several partitions and LVM logical volumes on which there are ext4 filesystems. How do I mount one of the filesystems on this ...
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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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Ephemeral Amazon disc mounted in /tmp

I would like to know what do you think about mounting the ephemeral disc in /tmp when using Ubuntu in AWS.