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

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How can I introspect the “shared subtree” mount flags for a particular mount?

Under Linux, the shared subtree flags control how a mountpoint is shared with parent and child mount namespaces. These flags include MS_SHARED, MS_PRIVATE, and MS_SLAVE. How can one see which of ...
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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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using chained automount to mount home directory

I have set up two directories mounted with automount (via LDAP): in the /home directory automount is configured to mount * -fstype=bind :/network/srv/home/& in the /network directory one ...
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cifs Required Key Not Available

I have joined to a zentyal domain (AD Domain) using PowerBroker IS and I want it to mount my remote home directories when a remote user logs in. this is the config for PBIS: AllowDeleteTo "" ...
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Ubuntu on EC2 boot error after dist upgrade to 14.04: disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 11.10 EC2 instance to 12.04, then to 12.10 and finally to 14.04 using the do-release-upgrade command each time. I arrived at 14.04 and the instance will not boot now, it ...
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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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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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Gluster with s3ql mounted brick?

I am trying to test run Gluster with a volume consisting of two local bricks, the first being a plain directory and the second being a s3ql based mount. Having just the plain directory as a unique ...
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Why do I have to remount an smb share if I want to recreate a directory?

Suppose I have an SMB share mounted somewhere in a Linux filesystem. If I do this (from within the mounted share): rm -rf some-directory mkdir some-directory ls -a some-directory some-directory is ...
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glusterfs: failed to get the 'volume file' from server

I have a GlusterFS volume hosted on a remote fileserver. I can mount the volume from my webservers in the same DC as well as other servers in other DCs however when I try to mount the volume on my ...
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Can't mount read-write iSCSI with MTU=9000

I'm attempting to connect my desktop (running debian 7) to a QNAP NAS (running QTS 4.1.1) using iSCSI with an MTU=9000. The network infrastructure consists of a cat5e crossover cable between the ...
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mount.cifs stopped working

Recently my mount of a samba share stopped working. Windows clients aren't having trouble, but no luck from Ubuntu 14.04. fstab says: //fox/ktenney/Documents /home/ktenney/Documents cifs ...
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Mounting partition in FreeBSD is not working

I am new to FreeBSD and I try to mount a partition p2 of ada1 on a new FreeBSD installation by entering: sudo mkdir -p /mnt/ada1p2 sudo mount /dev/ada1p2 /mnt/ada1p2 This leaves me with mount: ...
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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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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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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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Can't mount ecrytpfs as a non-root user on Red Hat

I'm trying to mount a ecryptfs volume on Red Hat as a regular user. ecryptfs-utils is installed from source (repos only contain old versions). Mounting as root works normally, but trying with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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ext4 loopback device, Buffer I/O Error on reboot

I am trying to mount a loopback device on my ext4 formatted ssd drive. I get these errors when I reboot on Linux kernel 2.6.38.8 Buffer I/O error on device loop1, logical block 0 Here is what I do: ...
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Cygwin and /etc/fstab.d/$USER

I'm unable to see mounts defined in /etc/fstab.d/$USER without running a mount --all command. I'd like to see them whenever I open the bash shell. Here's what I'm doing: echo ...
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Same nfs mount options, different output

I have 2 OEL5.5(RHEL5.5) servers. I'm trying to figure out why when I run mount command I get different outputs. Server1 has the following line in /etc/fstab/ 10.11.0.61:/vol/exports/ /exports ...
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can't view images stored on mounted network drive on linux webserver

I have a network drive mounted at /home/lv_admin/uslonsnas001 where I have stored images. The mount point and all sub folders have rwx mod 775 privileges. My PHP script moves the images to this mount ...
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Windows Server Backup - Mounted Directories

If I want to back up only the C: for use in a bare metal recovery, does Windows Server Backup also back up the contents of directories used as a mount point? I have a few directories that are used as ...
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I have to “fudge” a change in /etc/exports in order to get mount -a to execute, what's the issue?

Whenever I have to reboot server1, the only way I can get NFS mounts back up on server2 is to change one of the "fsid" integers in the /etc/exports file on server1. Otherwise, the mount -a command ...
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How to gain access to Windows Users folders on a read-only backup medium

I have created a backup of a main (C:) volume of my old (Windows 7) computer and I am able to mount it as a read-only volume on my new (Windows 8.1) computer. When I try accessing a user folder under ...
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Partition mounts

I had a problem with a corrupt grub config. I recovered it with Rescatux and was able to boot up. It appears thought that I am mounting the wrong partition because I can't find my old programs. Here ...
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Recover partition after tonight GCE problems

Hi tonight my Gitlab instance on GCE stopped responding, before I figured out that it was a global problem, I took a snapshot of the drive, deleted the old instance and attached the disk to a new ...
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CentOS 7 - Systemctl dependency problems with network mount and OpenSM

I have the follwoing problem. I want to mount a glusterfs share over Infiniband on an CentOS 7 client. The glusterfs share '/data' is severed by a host called storage1. For the client I I setup and ...
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AWS volume from snapshot missing data

This is a weird one. On a new ec2 instance + new data volume attached at /dev/xvdb mounted with: mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xvdb mkdir /mnt/xvdb mount -t ext4 /dev/xvdb /mnt/xvdb I take a snapshot of ...
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NFS: settings for a non concurrent environnement

We have a 100% non concurrent access to an NFS share. Each client accesses its own files, separated in directories. So a client will make read and write operations on its own directory, but will never ...
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Linux FSTAB error mounting corrupted SD card

i've problem. I've a linux embedded system with an Sd Card that i mount at startup using fstab. This is a commercial produt of my company, so i can't know in advance if i've a bad sd card. # ...
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Fedora: Mount davfs as user under home directory

Is it possible to mount a user's remote files, via davfs2, within the user's home directory? I've found, as a test case, that I can accomplish this if I have an individual line in fstab per user ...
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Ordering mount --bind and OpenVZ start on boot

I am using mount --bind to share some directories/files between containers. My issue is that on root server boot, the containers are started, but these mounts are not yet mounted. Some of the services ...
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A VM on VMware goes back on time on reboot

This is strange, I had cloned a base build VM and had it running for 3 days, starting from October 6th. Due to a maintenance issue, had to reboot the server and found it had everything lost. No ...
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Cannot mount - busted superblock?

I was running a debian server which basically died on its backside this morning. Eventually I moved to a new server i was prepping up anyway (running CentOS) i had some backups but the rest was on the ...
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Windows: Network share gets mounted randomly / repeatedly

I have a weird behavior on my computer: A network share that is normally mounted though group policies as W: gets mounted again and again with the letters X: Y: Z:, and then going backward V:, U:, ...
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“Unstable” NFS mount point

I've posted that on StackOverflow and I've been advised to move it here. Sorry for that. First of all, this is the first time I'm posting a question on ServerFault, so please don't kill me if I've ...
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Web server directory structure with additional volume for media (in Amazon EC2)

I'm re-building my server (LAMP) structure. I have now only one root volume that includes all data. Now i'm adding (EBS volume) for userdata like media etc. so i can just backup that volume and not ...
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Is there a way to alter default mount options for the xfs filesystem?

Q1. Is there a way to alter default mount options for the xfs filesystem? E.g. for ext2/3/4 it is done in /etc/mke2fs.conf file. Q2. Also is there a way to see default mount option on the mounted xfs ...
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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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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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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 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 ...