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  1. #16
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    Re: Setting permissions for folder access

    My fstab entry for a NFS volume looks like:

    nassrvr:/nas/nas01 /home/<userid>/Nas/nas01 nfs4 _netdev,noatime,auto 0 0
    This approach requires that you have defined a "Nas/nas01" in your users /home directory
    The "nfs4" filetype helps mount the volume correctly
    The "_netdev" allows the client boot to proceed even if the nfs server volume is not available ( should help your boot finish even if you still have errors)
    The "noatime" reduces network/nfs server load at the expense of no "last access time" info maintained on server files

    P.S. If your NFS server has selinux "enforceing" you need enable nfs r/w as follows:
    # setsebool nfs_export_all_rw on
    Last edited by Kobuck; 16th April 2018 at 01:04 PM.
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  2. #17
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    Re: Setting permissions for folder access

    If you create a new mount point, have you created a place holder within the subdirectory to which the mount is going to be applied?

    For example. I have a temporary partition that I called backup
    In order to mount that partition as /backup I first must create a /backup within /
    Until I mount it, that /backup is just a place-holder.

    This is what I typically do to setup for /backup

    1) As root, I created a /backup (mkdir /backup)
    2) As root I made it not accessable using chmod 000 /backup Thus /backup is not rwx accessable until the mount is done.
    3) As root I created a new fstab entry (like this... UUID=5f26bcf1-354b-4e3e-a431-3040474005d2 /backup ext4 defaults,noauto,user 1 2 )

    If you want to know the UUID value, an easy way is with the blkid program.
    As root run blkid /dev/sd* and look for the partition in question. Here is the line of information from the blkid program that I used to create the fstab entry.
    dev/sda1: LABEL="backup" UUID="5f26bcf1-354b-4e3e-a431-3040474005d2" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="d2359c49-bf0b-4eb2-9c5e-eb6cbcb778a8"

    When you are ready to use the mounted drive, as a normal user, from the command line, I run

    mount /backup

    or umount /backup

    If using gnome, you could make a " backup.desktop" file with the appropriate entry to do the mount or unmount. That entry would go into ~/.local/share/applications If you have multiple users on the system, that "backup.desktop" would go into /usr/share/applications
    Last edited by lsatenstein; 16th April 2018 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Format error
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  3. #18
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    Re: Setting permissions for folder access

    This seems to be working fine now, thanks all.

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