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Old 05-17-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
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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
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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
Old 02-22-2015, 09:13 PM   #3
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start the nfs service on the source server

Try starting the nfs service from the source server as root: service nfs start

To keep the nfs service persistent after reboot as root: chkconfig nfs on


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