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NFS a Remote File System on Solaris

by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator

This short article demonstrates how to mount a remote file system on Solaris. Before getting into the details, you must be logged into Solaris as the root user account.

The syntax to mount a remote file system using NFS is as follows:

mount -F nfs <remote file system> <mount point>
The following example will mount the file system /share2 located on the host cartman to the mount point /cartman:
mount -F nfs cartman:/share2 /cartman

You can also enable the above mount command to occur on each startup of the system, you can insert the following line into your /etc/vfstab file:

#device         device          mount           FS      fsck    mount   mount
#to mount       to fsck         point           type    pass    at boot options
#
fd      -       /dev/fd fd      -       no      -
/proc   -       /proc   proc    -       no      -
#
# ----------------------------------------------
# DEFINE THE swap PARTITION
# ----------------------------------------------
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1       -       -       swap    -       no      -
#
# ----------------------------------------------
# MOUNT THE root PARTITION
# ----------------------------------------------
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0       /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0      /       ufs     1       no      -
#
# ----------------------------------------------
# MOUNT THE swap PARTITION
# ----------------------------------------------
swap    -       /tmp    tmpfs   -       yes     -
#
# ----------------------------------------------
# MOUNT /u01
# ----------------------------------------------
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s7       /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s7      /u01    ufs     2       yes     -
#
# ----------------------------------------------
# MOUNT /cartman VIA NFS
# ----------------------------------------------
cartman:/share2         -                       /cartman        nfs     -       yes     rw,soft
#
# ----------------------------------------------
# THE ENTRIES BELOW ARE FOR THE (D1000) EXAMPLES
# ----------------------------------------------
/dev/md/dsk/d0  /dev/md/rdsk/d0 /db0    ufs     2       yes     -
#
# -- ALL ORACLE DATA FILES
# /dev/md/dsk/d0        /dev/md/rdsk/d0 /db0    ufs     2       yes     -
# -- ORACLE CONTROL and ONLINE REDO LOG FILES
# /dev/md/dsk/d1        /dev/md/rdsk/d1 /u03    ufs     2       yes     -
# /dev/md/dsk/d2        /dev/md/rdsk/d2 /u04    ufs     2       yes     -
# /dev/md/dsk/d3        /dev/md/rdsk/d3 /u05    ufs     2       yes     -



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