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Old 01-05-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Problem listing ext3 partion on server, but not on clients

Hello experts,

Hope someone has any ideas about this.


- I have a newly created ext3 partition on, lets call it, server1
- This partition is mounted in fstab as follows:
/mnt/loopfs/part003_fs.ext3 /mnt/loopfs/LAB ext3 loop,rw 0 0
- This partition in also exported in /etc/exports as follows:
/mnt/loopfs/LAB @hosts_all(rw,no_root_squash,crossmnt,nohide)


On all servers that map this partition I can see and access all the files and directories on the partition. On server1 all I see when I list /mnt/loopfs/LAB is lost+found directory. If I map the exported directory back on server1, all I see there is still lost+found directory.

I'm kind of stuck in my investigation into this issue. Would appreciate any ideas/suggestions.

Thank you.
Old 01-06-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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It looks like you are (locally) loop mounting it over itself. Use a different mountpoint - or better /mnt/loopfs/part003_fs.ext3/ directly.
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Thanks for your response. I tried to mount this partition on a different mountpoint on server1 - still cannot see the content.
mount -t ext3 -o rw,loop /mnt/loopfs/part003_fs.ext3 /tmpmountp/loopfs

I don't think I'm mounting over the same partition in this case. Any ideas?


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