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Old 11-11-2014, 01:03 AM   #1
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autofs mount under /home/nfs


I have a linux server with CentOS 6.2 and a linux client CentOS 5.6. I want to mount server:/home/nfs/$users on client:/home/nfs. I have the line in /etc/exports of the server:

/home/nfs client(rw,no_root_squash)

In the client, I have added the line to /etc/auto.master:

/home /etc/auto.home --timeout 60


nfs -rw,soft,intr server:/home/nfs

in the /etc/auto.home file.

Now, when I am mounting it in the client, the documents under /home/$user in the client machines are gone.

Now my question is how can I mount the server:/home/nfs/$user under /home/nfs in the client machine without unmounting the client's /home/$user by autofs?

Please help
Old 11-12-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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how can I mount the server:/home/nfs/$user under /home/nfs in the client machine without unmounting the client's /home/$user
I'd guess you'll need a file server,a SAN or a NAS. You need the software to work around that locking problem you appear to be encountering.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:48 PM   #3
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Hi dijetlo,

Thanks for your suggestions.

Actually I did install the autofs, nfs correctly in the server and the clients. But, when I mount
a subdirectory inside /home (/home/nfs/*) of the server from the client over network, only the network mounted
directories (i.e., the /home/nfs/*) of the server were visible and the client's /home/$user directories were gone.

Then, I checked with df -h, it didn't show the line correspond to the /home directory in the client.

This problem were not happening when I used /etc/fstab.

So, how can I mount the this /home/nfs/* directory of the server into the client machine without losing
the client /home/* directories?

Thanks in advance,

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