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Old 07-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Configure Automounter

I'm not sure exactly how to set up and configure automounter:

I have ServerA, ServerB and ServerC
On ServerB I have a filesystem called /oarchive and exported to ServerA
On ServerC I have a filesystem called /db_backup and exported to ServerA

I want to auto mount both of the filesystem on ServerA.
I had this initial set up in /etc/fstab
ServerB:/oarchive /oarchive nfs default,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,hard 0 0
ServerC:/db_backup /db_backup nfs default,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,hard 1 2

So here's the steps below I think I need to do:

So here's what I think I need to do:
1. Add in /etc/auto.master
/oarchive /etc/auto.oarchive --timeout=60
/db_backup /etc/auto.db_backup --timeout=60

2. Add in /etc/auto.misc
ServerB -rw,intr,hard ServerB:/oarchive
ServerC -rw,intr,hard ServerC:/db_backup

3. service autofs start

Will this work or do I need to add additional information to get this to work? Also if I do this then I need to remove the nfs file from /etc/fstab? Please help...

Last edited by rbell54; 07-01-2009 at 09:29 AM.
Old 07-02-2009, 03:21 AM   #2
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I haven't used autofs in some time, but the lines in the auto.master file point to the file that contains the actual mount commands. Your auto.misc file would be completely ignored in this configuration.

"/oarchive /etc/auto.oarchive --timeout=60" means "the directory /oarchive will hold the mountpoints for the devices controlled by the file /etc/auto.oarchive"

I found this page very helpful in configuring autofs when I was using it.

As for your last question, you don't need to remove the line from fstab completely, but you should set it to "noauto" so that it doesn't mount the share when you don't want it to.


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