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

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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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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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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.
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Unable to mount a 18TB raid 6

i receive the following error when i try to mount my raid 6 on Ubuntu Linux mount /dev/md3 /mnt/md3 mount: File too large i have another raid 1 existing (2TB only) and working fine .. any ideas? ...
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Mounting local external hard drive on a remote machine [closed]

I have an external hard drive, which stores extremely large files. This is LOCAL and is connected to my laptop/desktop. I run many different programs on a REMOTE Linux server. I need to use some of ...
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How to mount USB on ESXi 4.1?

This is what I tried but it doesn't work : Connect with SSH # /etc/init.d/usbarbitrator stop # fdisk -l |grep Disk Disk /dev/disks/mpx.vmhba40:C0:T0:L0: 4022 MB, 4022337024 bytes # ls ...
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Secure NFS implementation (or other solution for mounting home directories on multiple servers)

Is there any chance to secure NFS so it can authenticate mount requests more than by IP address? Of course I am aware that NFS by design does not allow it but I think of any wrapper for it or may be ...
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Move /var directories to to /mnt on an EC2 instance

I am trying to work on a standard configuration for a set of EC2 instances running ubuntu 12.04. These servers are going to be primarily web servers for a Ruby on Rails application. When you configure ...
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Incredibly slow response when reading from mounted Windows shared network drive within Java application

I wrote a Java application that checks and indexes huge archive files. When i test it on my local machine, everything is speedy and works like a charm. However, i need to process large quantities of ...
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Mounting /home as noexec [closed]

Does mounting /home with noexec really add security? All it does is disable binary execution right? So that means other scripts can still run and execute shell code into services. Run shared ...
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Permit any user to mount any CIFS share

Essentially, I want the Ubuntu pre-10.10 behaviour back. The setuid method (see notes) does not work anymore. I search a lot on the Internet, but I haven't found a satisfying solution. I have read a ...
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libvirt upgrade caused vms to not see drives (boot media not found)

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04.1 and now libvirt (via open nebula) successfully runs vms but they aren't finding the 2 drives (specifically, the boot drive). One is "hd" the other is "cdrom". The machine ...
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Ubuntu webserver is out of space

Apparently, I was using xvda1 disk which is out of space. How do I change the /etc/fstab so that I can make my xvda2 for top level, and xvda1 as additional resource? It's an EC2 instance: root@~# ...
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Mounting an old LVM hard drive in Fedora 17 gives error message

On Fedora 17, I am trying to mount a hard drive as slave using the following command: mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/fedora8 And I get this error: mount: unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member' How do I ...
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Mount a partition to two mount points

I have a partition called sda4. And I want to store the mysql data and xml files on that partition because the partition which mysql and domain are installed has little space. So I'm planning to ...
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recursively mounting ZFS filesystems?

I'm aware this more of a beginners question, but manpages, google and FreeBSD Handbook provided no solution. I'm using ZFS Version 28 on a 8.2 Stable FreeBSD and my problem is the following: When I ...
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How to properly mount the extra hard disk space?

I am asking for help on how to properly mount the extra hard disk space. Here is my situation. Running fdisk -l, give this result root@ ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes ...
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How to Mount remote disc as local in Windows 7 and Windows 2003?

Is it possible to mount remote file system (on Windows 2003 server) as local disk in Windows 7? I have Windows 2003 server with software RAID and some shares. On another computer with Windows 7 I have ...
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Force unmount of a partition shared through NFS but not used

Not sure if it's better suited for superuser of unix&linux boards, let me know. We have a server which is one of the main key points of a somehow large architecture. This server has a backup ...
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fdisk -l only displays boot partition

I have a SAN, and it's able to read and write to the 50TB RAID just fine, but when I run fdisk -l it only lists the boot partition of the SAN server, and doesn't display anything about the other ...
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Mounting NAS drive with cifs using credentials file through fstab does not work

I can mount the drive in the following way, no problem there: mount -t cifs //nas/home /mnt/nas -o username=username,password=pass\!word,uid=1000,gid=100,rw,suid However if I try to mount it via ...
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Compiling passenger-install-nginx-module; “C compiler gcc is not found”

I am in the middle of a process of installing Redmine served with passenger and nginx with this tutorial. With the passenger-install-nginx-module, it works fine and during compiling it outputs an ...
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Can NFS be forced to refresh stale files/directories when not using noac on the mount?

We mount without using noac. I have a file that I append to once every 20 minutes. Then it will be read with mmap about 5,000 times a minute. We only mmap a couple blocks for each read. Needless to ...