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Old 09-20-2002
mount disk on other machine

I have two Unix machines on the network and now one of them are running out of disk but i have alot on the other so i like to mount the disk (or a folder) from the one that has disk and mount it on the other that does not.
How do i do that? Is it possible i read the "man mount" but didn't really understand how to do it.

Thank you for helping out.
# 2  
Old 09-20-2002
MySQL mount NFS

Hi my friend

So this mounting method (man mount to go for help) is a part
of NFS.

Let me give an example to you:

/usr/sbin/mount -t nfs <hostname>:/tmp /tmp2

In the sbin directory there you can find the command (if the path's not set).

-t = type for a filesystem (NFS) isn't mounted yet

hostname = name of the server you wants to mount from

/tmp = name of the filesystem you wants to mount

/tmp2 = it's the new mount-point on your local machine

Try it!

Bye, Oliver

# 3  
Old 09-20-2002
what OS are you using? just incase you are running sun solaris

To be able to share a remote filesystem you have to share the remote filesystem.

To share the remote filesystem you need to modify
the /etc/dfs/dfstab file with

share -F nfs -o rw /filesystem

also modify the /etc/dfs/sharetab with

/filesystem nfs rw

then issue

make sure nfs daemon are running of the server
you could check by isseing

ps -ef | grep nfs

if it is not running you could start nfsd by issuing /etc/init.d/nfs.server start

on the client side, that is the side with no disk space
you need to mount the remote filesystem you could do this by issuing

mount (remote server):/usr/local /mount_point

/filesystem will be the filesytem you intend to share eg / /usr/local, /var, /export/home

so if you intend to share /usr/local your /etc/dfs/dfstab will look like

share -F nfs -o rw /usr/local

and /etc/dfs/sharetab will look like

/usr/local nfs rw
# 4  
Old 09-20-2002
Thank you!

I am running sun solaris, i tried to run "mount -F nfs hostname:/home /export/folder" then i got an problem with
RPC program not registred, i will try your way.

Last edited by oombera; 02-20-2004 at 04:46 PM..
# 5  
Old 09-20-2002
Got it working!!

Thanx alot!!
# 6  
Old 09-24-2002
PHP nfs

Sorry! Was just a suggestion for TRU64+AIX.

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