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# 1  
Old 04-19-2010
Mount NFS


I have 2 servers, one is running on SunOS SPARC and the other is running on GNU Linux. Since my Linux is very poor I am not sure on how to mount a NFS from SunOS to Gnu Linux. Please help!

FS at Host Server:

root@rocux4 # ls -ld /data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW
drwxrwxrwx   4 nobody   gentrack     512 Apr 18 03:17 /data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW
root@rocux4 #

I need to mount it as /data/DWHFILES.NEW on to the GNU server with rwx permissions for a specific user: dwprod

Thanks in advance!!
# 2  
Old 04-19-2010
add the entry in /etc/fstab file
servername:/data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW      /data/DWHFILES.NEW              nfs  exec,dev,suid,rw  1 1

Add an entry in /etc/hosts

as root remount
mount -a

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 04-19-2010 at 04:37 PM.. Reason: added code tags
# 3  
Old 04-19-2010
hi Amit

This is wat i did on the Sun server (rocux4):

Edited the /etc/dfs/dfstab:


And also i've created a DWHFILES.NEW folder at /data on the Linux box (wlglnxdw2) and changed the ownership to dwprod

[root@wlglnxdw2 data]# ls -ld DHWFILES.NEW
drwxr-xr-x 2 dwprod dwprod 4096 Apr 19 18:29 DHWFILES.NEW
[root@wlglnxdw2 data]#

So far Im right yeah?

Sp now at rocux4, I will need to do "shareall" and "service nfs start"

and then mount the FS existing on rocux4 to empty /data/DWHFILES.NEW to wlglnxdw2? But im not sure if this command is correct

mount -F nfs rocux4:/data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW /data/DWHFILES.NEW

Can u check and confirm? Thanks
# 4  
Old 04-20-2010
Originally Posted by hedkandi
Can u check and confirm?
GNU mount requires "-t" instead of "-F"
# 5  
Old 04-21-2010

On Client NFS:

I edited the /etc/hosts entry to allow the host NFS server:

Code: rocux4

my team mate added a hosts.allow :


Added this line to /etc/fstab:

rocux4:/data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW /data/DWHFILES.NEW nfs rw,hard,intr 0 0

Created DWHFILES.NEW at /data on client server wlglnxdw2:

[root@wlglnxdw2 data]# ls -lrt
total 60
drwx------ 2 root   root   16384 Dec  8 13:17 lost+found
drwxrwxr-x 2 dwprod dwprod  4096 Jan 18 14:11 source
drwxrwxr-x 5 dwprod dwprod  4096 Feb 11 14:43 npx
drwxr-xr-x 7 dwprod dwprod 28672 Apr  1 15:47 ems
drwxr-xr-x 7 dwprod dwprod  4096 Apr  8 10:15 comit
drwxr-xr-x 2 root   root    4096 Apr 19 20:14 DHWFILES.NEW

And somehow this command still fails:

[root@wlglnxdw2 etc]# mount -t nfs rocux4:/data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW /data/DWHFILES.NEW
mount.nfs: mount point /data/DWHFILES.NEW does not exist

At host rocux4 (SunOS rocux4 5.9 Generic_122300-38 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V440

added this line in /etc/dfs/sharetab:

/data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW       -       nfs,

and this line at /etc/dfs/dfstab:

share -F nfs -o, /data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFI

I cant restart the NFS on host server since theres other servers running as client from it...but i have restarted the NFS on wlglnxdw2 (client) and tried remonting it again but same error?

Any idea on how do i fix this?
# 6  
Old 04-21-2010
And somehow this command still fails:
It fails because the designated mount point folder does not exist. Double-check your folder names:

drwxr-xr-x 2 root   root    4096 Apr 19 20:14 DHWFILES.NEW

mount -t nfs rocux4:/data/PCFILES/GTPROD/DWHFILES.NEW /data/DWHFILES.NEW

A typo?
# 7  
Old 04-30-2010
LOL, I missed that!!!

well, its done by, someone else did it

there were alot of other things involved, rcp wasnt running and there was an issue with the nfs well someone eventually sorted that out Smilie

but thank you very much! u noticed the detail I had overlooked!!

thank u!!

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