I try to mount a nfs share on a server that is connected via OpenVPN. Both systems are Ubuntu 18.04 server. and are vpn clients of a third system with client to client config. Manually mounting the NFS works as expected.

Only at system start the share is not mounted. I suspect that the "client" tries to mount the share before the VPN is established.

What is the recommended way to solve this problem?

My configuration: /etc/exports on the server:


/etc/fstab on the client /documentArchiv nfs user,soft,intr,exec,nosuid,noatime,nodiratime,_netdev 0 0
  • I'd configure the mount as noauto and use a netplan (or VPN-client) script to mount the share. Which OVPN client is used? – Lenniey Apr 11 at 13:27
  • The openvpn packed with Ubuntu 18.04 is used for the clients and for the server. Do you have a link how to do the mount with netplan? – Paul Sommer Apr 15 at 7:14

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