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

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Mount .vhd stored on ext3-NAS in Windows 7 without copying to NTFS Disk. Is this possible?

i have an vhd-Image stored on a NAS. I can't directly mount it, because the NAS stores the file in an ext3-system (i read this is causing trouble). I can't copy the file to a NTFS disc, because it's ...
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Unable to mount the file system from server to client while booting through network

I want a client which loads kernel and file system from the server through network. Till now, On server side, i changed the settings in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf to get an ip-address to the client. After ...
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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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Filename encoding switched to UTF-8 by tar when untaring to Windows share

We have different Magento installations (webshop) that allows images to be added to a product freely. When an image is added to a product, the file is named in a specific way that sometimes ...
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Mounting NFS stopped working after server upgrade to newest Debian?

I have NFS server that is working as a general filer in a LAN. Recently due to disk malfunction, I lost everything there, so I got new disks, reinstalled newest Debian (jessie), copied back config ...
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mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting in Ubuntu Machine?

I have three machines - machineA 10.108.24.132 machineB 10.108.24.133 machineC 10.108.24.134 and all those machines have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in it and I have root access to all those ...
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Exclude mounted folders from tar archive

we want to backup our server and this seems to be pretty simple thing to do except one. Currently we use something like this: tar cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found ...
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Filesystem on a block device that now has another name?

Here's the scenario: I'm attaching a disk to a KVM guest VM, lets say 'vdb' Now I create a partition on 'vdb' and format it as ext4 (vdb1) I mount 'vdb1' and write some data I unmount the 'vdb1' I ...
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How can it be that mounting and unmounting takes hours to complete?

I am running an Ubuntu server 10.10 machine with 24 hard disks (and two OS drives). I am using a script to mount all the drives to their desired mountpoints. This works pretty fast, as expected, ...
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AutoFS wildcard subdirectory

I am trying to automount /home/users/<username>/secure for all users using AutoFS. Naturally I would put down this line as a direct map: /home/users/*/secure -fstype=nfs4,rw,sec=krb5p ...
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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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Mount point not working well

We have an automated rsnapshot job every day that writes on a mounted disk. Lately, instead of writing on the mounted disk it did it on the main filesystem, slowly filling the space available. Is ...
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Root filesystem filling up, no big files

So im a very new sysadmin, just got out of school and doing my internship. Only problem is that im the only sysadmin in the place and no one to show me the job. Anyway, it's a very small company, ...
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Mount export of an nfs share

I have two machines A and B that are not on the same network, and I'd like to export an nfs share from one machine to the other. In the middle, I have a machine M that is on both network. 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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OpenVZ sharing PHP5-FPM socket

I need a problem with sharing php5-fpm.sock between 2 vz containers I have 2 containers: 1. with NGINX 2. with PHP5 and PHP5-FPM Link containers over NFS I tried using: 1. mount --bind ...
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Mounting a RAID array on Debian Wheezy

I've got a pair of 1TB drives on my Debian fileserver set to RAID 1 using a PCI controller, but it doesn't want to mount them. If I do a blkid the drive doesn't show up, but I know (from using cfdisk ...
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How to allow an arbitrary group to mount a file system?

As far as I understood from the mount man page, by default only root is allowed to mount a filesystem. Filesystems with either the user or the users option can be mounted by any user. The owner and ...
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Read only NFS mount with local writes allowed

I would want to share a directory via NFS only read-only (data should not be corrupted). However I would want the client to be able to use the mounted folder as if it was read write, as transparently ...
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CentOS thinks Disk is busy, can't mount or fsck

I'm a longtime user, and first time question submitter. I've spent a full day searching this and many other sites for a solution, but I must resort to requesting assistance to resolve my situation. ...
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force group assignment in chrooted sftp environment

I've got the following setting: There are several users /home/user1, /home/user2, and so on. Additionally there is a user /home/sftp-all. The folder /home/sftp-all/shared is mounted in every other ...
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Access secured windows folder with java on a linux server

We're trying to mount a secured windows share on a linux server, but until now we're unable to do so. This is the setup we're having: A linux server that runs a java application A windows share that ...
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Unable to change access permissions on external ntfs Harddrive [closed]

I am fairly new with Linux when it comes to mounting hard drives, so hopefully this is a simple question. I recently purchased a 3TB hard drive that would have read/write access with both Mac and ...
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ERROR when mounting RHEL samba share on another RHEL server

I have a server (let's call it ServerA) where I have configured two Samba shares, that are currently accessed from a few Windows computers with no issues. I've also been able to mount these two ...
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trying to mount secondary drive

centos 6 64bit Trying to mount a BACKUP drive used previously on another server prior to a recent primary drive hard drive failure. root@server097 [~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, ...
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glusterfs mounts get unmounted when 1 of the 2 bricks goes offline

I have an odd case where 1 of the 2 replicated glusterfs bricks will go offline and take all of the client mounts down with it. As I understand it, this should not be happening. It should fail over ...
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NFS client mounts pointing to the same host directory

So we have a single host instance on EC2 with two EBS volumes attached. When we mount the shares on the clients both shares are pointing to the same host directory even though they are defined and ...
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How to update-grub on a system running overlayroot?

We ship boxes configured with overlayroot, using the following overlayroot.conf: overlayroot=device:dev=/dev/sda6,timeout=20,recurse=0 Which produces the following mount configuration: $ mount ...
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Does my password is sent encrypted when I am mounting windows share on linux using CIFS?

Does my password is sent encrypted when I am mounting windows share on linux using CIFS? For mounting I'm using: mount -t cifs -o username=myuser //myhost/share /mnt/winmount
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How to see the olddir after mount --bind olddir newdir?

In my debian 7: $ pwd /home/freestyler $ mkdir old new # mount --bind old new then $ mount /dev/cciss/c0d0p9 on /home/freestyler/new type ...
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openVZ mount of host folder

i am trying to setup openVZ on my new server, but I am running into a problem with mounting the folders which i cant understand. It shows different files in the VZ and on the Host, despite the mount ...
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Can't mount home after trying to resize (bad geometry: block count exceeds size of device).

This is on a fresh computer (super computer actually). It got to me with 15T on the home mount and 50G on the root. I tried allocating 7T to root and resizing (since I'm putting a local yum repo on ...
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Mount linux partition as Windows network share over internet

I have a Linux server running RHEL 6. I have two Windows servers. All servers are connected directly to the web with an external IP, they are not in a local lan. What I would like to achieve is to ...
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NFS host is not exporting the “share”

I have a NFS Server: usanfsd01 And a remote machine: usafssd01 I tried mounting a directory from usafssd01 onto usanfsd01 by adding the following line to /etc/fstab as root ...
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Automatically mount drives when debian server reboots

I have a Debian server (which is a AWS EC2 Instance) and I have multiple AWS volumes attached to the server, which are all mounted in /mnt. However if I ever reboot the server (which happens whenever ...
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mounting a linux network shared directory onto a directory of another linux server

I apologize in advance if this a noob question. I have two servers, NFS Server: usanfsd01 LINUX Server: usalnxd01 I've to mount the usanfsd01:/nfs/data directory onto the usalnxd01:/lnxwd directory. ...
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Raid0 assemble disk again?

Our server recently suffered a disk failure, so our hosting provider put a new Disk in with CentOS so we can login and see if we can recover the data. We had 2 x 120 GB SSD drives in software RAID0 ...
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How to mount a filesystem in a read-only environment?

I have the problem that my machine turned the root filesystem into readonly mode and remounting it as writeable won't work: # mount -o remount,rw /dev/sda1 / mount: block device /dev/sda1 is ...
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FUSE mounted Google Drive (via google-drive-ocamlfuse) for Wordpress and permission issues

My objective is to use Google Drive to store media files for a Wordpress multisite using Fuse, and so far I am able to mount Google Drive with google-drive-ocamlfuse as root. I can mount the Google ...
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creating a drive (letter) that is a link to a folder [closed]

on my home pc I want to simplify things when it falls to accessing my home folder, so I would like to make my c:\Users\myusername folder pointing to a virtual drive created ad-hoc, such as Y:. In this ...
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inconsistency between du -sh and df -h

I know this is a common occurrence when the result of du -sh is smaller than that returned by the file system with df -h. (Because some files are still open in processes etc..) But in my case I have ...
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Mounted directory is shrinking

This is a bit strange. I have a ZSH mounted network directory in a Redhat VM and it appears to be shrinking: [aramk@server-C production]$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Allowing apache to access multiple volumes under AWS

I've added another volume to my EC2 instance (mounted as /dev/xvdf), and I need to be able to place files on that volume and be able to retrieve them via the /var/www/ directory. How can I accomplish ...
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Creating two nfs shares from same server, but when mounted, both point to same directory

I've got a group of server that need two nfs shares, a few servers need access to one of the shares and all of the servers need access to another. The NFS server is ubuntu 12.04 and the others are ...
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“Network Error - 53” while trying to mount NFS share in Windows Server 2008 client

CentOS | Windows 2008 I've got a CentOS 5.5 server running nfsd. On the Windows side, I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. I have the "Files Services" server role enabled and both Client ...
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Mounting a Windows 7 pro directory in Ubuntu 12.04 VM

My goal, To run one Ubuntu VM with multiple virtual hosts of the projects I am running but whilst not keeping the files for each project inside the VM. So, I have managed to mount the windows ...
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How to unmount when umount is not available?

Imagine you accidentally use mount --bind to hide /bin so that umount (and most other binaries) is not visible any more. How would you get out of this situation? Is there any way except a hard ...
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Re-mounting root partition on a live server

We've got a handful of apache/PHP/mysql servers running here, and I've noticed that not one of them have the noatime option specified in any of their fstabs. Given that the PHP applications running on ...
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Why is an nfs server mounted as rw returning read only filesystem errors

I am working on a Ubuntu Server 64bit. I have mounted an nfs as rw, but whenever I try to edit anything on the mountpoint in question, I get a read-only filesystem error my etc/fstab reads: # ...
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How to mount Soft RAID in centOS

My dedicated server crashes. I've rebooted it in rescue mode and want to mount to see the log and/or fix the boot file. I've CentOS and soft RAID. How do I mount soft RAID? Following are the details: ...