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NFS mounting a USB drive mounted on other machine

asked 2012-07-12 15:34:00 -0500

Durwin gravatar image

I have a USB drive mounted on machine1 and wish to NFS mount it on machine2 but when I issue the mount command, it fails and times out. The export on machine1 is this; /media/usbdisk,sync,nosubtreecheck,norootsquash)

The command issued on machine2 is this; mount thephoenix:/media/usbdisk /mnt/tmp/

I can mount any other exported directory but USB drives. SElinux is disabled as is iptables and ip6tables.

This does work on an existing Fedora 13 system.

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answered 2012-07-14 11:14:53 -0500

agajan gravatar image

You can't export filesystems that are automounted. (I'm not sure which component in Fedora does the automounting. I believe that it is udisks.)

A workaround is to:

  1. Hotplug the USB drive.
  2. Unmount the USB drive partition from /media or /run/media/$USER. (You can use the udisksctl command to do this.)
  3. Remount the USB drive partition with the mount command in /mnt/<whatever>.
  4. Export /mnt/<whatever> and mount with NFS.
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