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Old 12-19-2007, 07:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy autofs mounting problem

I am using SLES 9 with NFS+autofs(3.1.7)

There are 3 Servers, say A, B & C

DIR1 is a share @ A
DIR2 is a share @ B

Want to mount the two Directories on Server-C.

In normal scenario it works, but here the problem is that they want to mount DIR1 on SHARE directory of Server-C, and mount DIR2 under DIR1
1) DIR1 of Server-A -> Server-C/SHARE/DIR1
2) DIR2 of Server-B -> Server-C/SHARE/DIR1/DIR2

The first one is working properly, but when we implement the 2nd one, since remounting happens for DIR1 the contents are not accessible.

How to implement this?
Old 12-20-2007, 07:03 AM   #2
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Pretty sure this can no longer be done because of data corruption resulting from inode conflicts. That said there is a no-hide option still in the man pages. Even if you can get it to work; would want a really good backup system in place.
Old 12-21-2007, 06:25 AM   #3
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The Linux automounter(3.x & 4.x) does not support direct maps or mount trees
ie more than one filesystem to be mounted under a specific automount point

5.x version of automounter have this facility but i don't want to migrate to that.
Is there any other alternative?



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