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Old 10-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #1
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how to mount a file system

I need to mount a directory (which is on RHEL 4u5) on netapp filer and share it with multiple users.
The o/p of df -T on RHEL 4u5 is

Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 ext3 32250392 4256448 26355720 14% /
none tmpfs 1031496 0 1031496 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda3 ext3 117045740 104281456 6818628 94% /localhome

I tried the below command on NetApp filer console terminal.
mount -t ext3 <ip_address>:/localhome/somedir /some_mounting_dir
It gives the error as:
mount special device <ip_address> <same_path_as_above> does not exist

Kindly let me know the mount-syntax for the above scenario.


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have you shared that directory?
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have you shared that directory?
yes, read/execute permission provided to the group
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Is this for NFS, NFS4 or CIFS?

When you mount a share, the file system will be nfs or cifs. Not the filesystem on the server. If you are using NFS4, you should -rbind mount the directory below the NFS root directory on the server, and use <IP>:sharename for the device name in the mount command on the client.


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