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Does automount have an advantage over hard mount?

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Old 03-31-2002
Automount is method of automatically mounting a file system upon recieving the requests to access the system. Using this method of mounting, the filesystems are not located in the /etc/fstab file. The advantage of this is that if you have many volumes mounted, they do not have to all be mounted at the same time taking up system resources. They are only mounted when needed. The other advantage to this is that it allows the mounting of the same file system from different hosts. This allows the access to a filesystem even if one of the hosts it is on is unreachable (ie, redundancy.)
 

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