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Jonathan777 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
25 Oct 01 16:58
Hi to all,

          Pretty simple, just wondering what I need to do to add a Remote file system in my /etc/vfstab.
I have it mounted on the system using a mount command with the /net/<ip address>/files.  I need to attach an entry in the vfstab so that it boots that REMOTE file system.


NavinB (TechnicalUser)
25 Oct 01 17:59
Add the following entry in /etc/vfstab file:
sun:/data01 - /sun_data01 nfs - yes ro
where sun is the remote server,
      /data01 is the shared FS on sun,
      /sun_data01 is the mount pt. on local server,
      ro is the read-only option

I hope this helps....
Jonathan777 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
25 Oct 01 19:23
NavinB - How are u?  Hope all is well. Thanks for responding.

My problem is that the DARN file system that I mount keeps umounting by it's self.  After a few mins the mounted file system gets umounted.  I tried everything.  I feel that the problem might be that I cannot use the -F ufs option.  When i look at the file system (in /etc/MNTTAB) i see that it is using nfs instead og ufs.  The remote file system is ufs.
I know this should be ok, but y does it keep on detaching itself.


NavinB (TechnicalUser)
26 Oct 01 10:42
Hi Jon,

The filesystem on local system is going to be ufs only but when u mount it on remote server then it will be mounted as nfs filesystem(network FS).So u should share it as nfs on the local system as:
sun# share -F nfs /data01

I hope this helps.....
Jonathan777 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
26 Oct 01 11:26
Hey navinB,

I tried to do the share command and I get this error message:

"share_nfs: Cannot share remote filesystem: /net/XXXXXX/XXX"

I did
share -F nsf /net/xxxx/xxxxx

/net/xxxxx/xxxxx  is the mounting point of the file system

NavinB (TechnicalUser)
26 Oct 01 11:42

I think u have got it all wrong.Follow these steps:
local_server#share -F nfs -o ro /data01(this shares /data01)
local_server#dfshares(to see shared resources)

Then login to remote server :

remote_server#mkdir /share_data01
remote_server#mount local_server:/data01 /share_data01(this mounts the shared fs on remote_server)
I hope this helps....
Jonathan777 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
26 Oct 01 11:50
I think YOUR THE MAN!!!!!

It works for now, just hope it doesn't dismount again.  Seems like its a GOOD fix.  Ur the MAN.  
Thanks for all ur help even for the help in the future.


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