Mounting multiple NFS shares to the same point

Tillman Hodgson tillman at
Tue Feb 13 19:45:01 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 03:10:30PM +0000, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> Yes, that's certainly an issue.  Presumably you can lock down the 
> directory perms to be root only or root/operator though.  Depending on 
> setup and money, backing up the backups to tape would give more safeguards.

Definitely. The NFS appliance is the staging area before the backups hit
a DLT4 library.

> Can you mount sub-directories from the share as separate mounts?  E.g. 
> create simple directories called daily, weekly and monthly on the share, 
> and mount each separately?  Then you'd just have to move some files 
> around rather than re-create the share.  Plus with a single share you 
> don't have to decide in advance how much space each specific directory 
> needs.

Hey, there's a good idea. My effective directory layout remains the same
but the seperate mounts means that I won't run into multiple mounts on
the same mount point. I just tried it and it works great.



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