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Old 04-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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mixed mounting of automount and fstab in one folder? &different home folder using NIS


I have to manage 5 computers interconnected.
Some network configuration was already set up by predicessor.
And I will take over the administration. I considering several modification.

1. want to mount several hard disk from various machines in one folders
such as.

/ +---
+--- hdd -+- machine1 (by fstab, ext3)
+- machine2 (by automount, NFS from machine2)
+- machine3 (by automount, NFS from machine3)
+- backup -+- tom (by automount, NFS from machine4)
+- jack (by automount, NFS from machine4)

The idea is from any machine, tree structure looks same.
I just naively make hdd/machine1 folder and tried put /hdd/machine1 in fstab and /etc/auto.hdd machine2 and so forth, but automount hides machine1 folder.
I guess better use symbolic link. but I don't know how to use them. Can you guys give me good ideas?

2. want to put home folder different location.
We are using NIS to log in, and currently all home folders are in NIS-server. But we are mostly use one's own machine. But the whole idea sharing folders and using NIS is because we are running code. Therefore, if one machine is idle, other can use that machine and store at his own machine.

but because home folder is in server, performing every chore, it reads server's home folder. Can I set NIS some way so that home folder is located in local machine.
tom's home folder is in machine1:/home/tom
jack's home folder is in machine2:/home/jack

Thank you for all of you~

Last edited by acid_kewpie; 04-07-2009 at 03:50 AM. Reason: Moved to Linux - Software, Not a networking question.


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