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Old 05-17-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
kaplan71
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Backgrounding NFS mounts


Hi there --

I am attempting to mount several NFS filesystems on a Fedora Core 2 workstation. The server that is exporting the filesystems is an HP-UX 11.00 system. I went through the motions of adding the workstation in question to the appropriate lines on the server's exports file and then ran the exportfs -a command for the changes to go into effect.

I then modified the fstab file on the workstation and then ran the mount -a command. The following message appeared on screen:

mount: backgrounding "<server>:/diskarray/stripe3/photon_common_clinical"
mount: backgrounding "<server>:/diskarray/stripe10/photon_data2/cases/adult-general"

I ran the df command and saw the NFS filesystems in question had not been mounted. What else do I need to do to correct this? Thanks.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
asouldja
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when an NFS mount is backrounded it usually means a timeout has ben reached, check the path to the server, run dfshares to see that everything has been shared correctly, check that all you NFS daemons are running
 
  


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