Mount application filesystems only after OS is loaded?
I have servers where the disk is partitioned into OS and application partitions. The application is rather sloppy with its file handles, and frequently when there is a system crash, its file systems get corrupted. This will cause fsck to halt the boot, requiring me to get on a remote console, enter the root password, and fsck the file systems.
Is there a way to have just the OS partitions get checked and mounted, then check the application systems, only after the OS is loaded, so I can ssh into the system, instead of having to use a bandwidth-hogging remote console?
The app partitions are already at fsck level 2 in /etc/fstab, but this doesn't prevent OS loading from halting. If I set the fsck level to 0, I don't want the application to start if the partitions are unavailable. Should I just leave the fsck level at 0? Or should have the partitions marked "noauto", then have a startup script run fsck and mount the app partitions?