[Gluster-users] Automount using /net/<brickname> in Glusterfs 3.1?

Luis E. Cerezo lec at luiscerezo.org
Sat Nov 20 01:10:54 UTC 2010

craig, we used the /net method for some testing. the nfs server fell over pretty easily. I've mentioned it to support already.

On Nov 19, 2010, at 6:18 PM, Craig Carl wrote:

> James -
>   Gluster supports the *nix standard method of automounting NFS mounts. You will need to update /etc/auto.master and /etc/auto.misc and restart the autofs service. After that whenever a user or process attempts to access the directory it will be mounted in the background.
> Some CentOS documentation - http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/s1-nfs-client-config-autofs.html
> Thanks,
> Craig
> -->
> Craig Carl
> Senior Systems Engineer
> Gluster
> On 11/19/2010 12:25 PM, Burnash, James wrote:
>> Hi Jacob.
>> The link you gave me was the page I was referring to in my post - that's not what I need in terms of function or configuration, so no help to me, unfortunately.
>> What I'm asking for is - what do I need to do on the client to automount a Gluster NFS share without specifically mounting it using the mount command - but instead using /net/<brickname>/<sharename>  syntax to automount and access the directory.
>> This is a crucial part of the client configuration, and cannot be changed in our current environment.
>> Any further help is appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> James Burnash, Unix Engineering
>> T. 201-239-2248
>> jburnash at knight.com | www.knight.com
>> 545 Washington Ave. | Jersey City, NJ
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jacob Shucart [mailto:jacob at gluster.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:13 PM
>> To: Burnash, James; gluster-users at gluster.org
>> Subject: RE: [Gluster-users] Automount using /net/<brickname>  in Glusterfs 3.1?
>> James,
>> Did you follow the instructions in:
>> http://www.gluster.com/community/documentation/index.php/Gluster_3.1:_Auto
>> matically_Mounting_Volumes_Using_NFS
>> Please let me know if something in those instructions was not working.
>> Thank you!
>> -Jacob
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org
>> [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Burnash, James
>> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 9:13 AM
>> To: gluster-users at gluster.org
>> Subject: [Gluster-users] Automount using /net/<brickname>  in Glusterfs
>> 3.1?
>> Hi.
>> I'm running Glusterfs 3.1.01 on Centos 5.2. I have 2 bricks setup as
>> mirrored and distributed, created using the 3.1 gluster commands. They all
>> work fine for client mounts and NFS mounts on the client of the form:
>>  mount -t nfs<brickname>:/mytest /mytest.
>> I've gone through all the Gluster documentation about automatic mounting -
>> /etc/fstab entries, etc. I did find some information on entries needed for
>> map files - but nothing I've tried has worked for automounting a Glusterfs
>> NFS share with this syntax:
>> cd /net/<brickname>/mydirectory
>> The command returns successfully, but a subsequent "mount" command shows
>> that this automount directory is actually writing to "/" on the client.
>> This is the syntax used everywhere in house so that explicit NFS mounts
>> aren't needed in the /etc/fstab of every machine, and so there is no
>> dependency on those mounts at boot time.
>> Has anybody tried this syntax, and if so what did you have to configure to
>> use autofs or amd daemons to perform this activity?
>> James Burnash, Unix Engineering
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