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Old 05-13-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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sshfs mount testing


I am setting up a server with a constantly mounted sshfs directory. What is the best way to test the directory and reestablish the connection if it drops?

Old 05-14-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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if [ ! -d <mount path> ] then
  <mount command>
Old 05-14-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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I don't think that'll work since your mountpoint is a directory. You could however grep for your mount point from the output of the mount command and see that it is in there and vi sshfs

<excerpt of output from mount>
remote_user@host:/home/remote_user on /tmp/remote_user type fuse.sshfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,max_read=65536,user=local_user)
Old 05-14-2009, 07:09 AM   #4
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I check for broken mounts by testing for the existence of a known file in the mounted file system. You need to make sure the file does not exist if the FS is not mounted. If the test fails then you can assume the FS is not mounted.
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too simplistic?

I sshfs mount my /home from my main workstation to my laptop all the time.
Maybe I'm too simplistic, but I just
cd to /media/storage where I mount it, and
ls to see the contents.
If there's nothing there, I mount it again.
Of course, I've never really had a problem keeping it mounted.

My script to mount it is


sshfs -o mydydnsdomain:/home/me /media/storage

cd /media/storage


echo "If you see your stuff, you're in..."

That way, immediately upon mounting, I see that my stuff is there.

Or, you're looking for something that automagically checks and remounts, eh?
Old 05-14-2009, 08:18 AM   #6
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Well, this will be mounted on a server, so it will need to automated. However, I do not think a script should be too complicated to create. The only caveat with the script is to remember, if a connected drops, the kernel does not necessarily clear the mount from the mounted filesystem list. Accordingly, you would need to add, fusermount -u /location/of/directory before remounting it.



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