[CentOS] how to unmount an NFS share when the NFS server is unavailable?

Wed Jan 26 11:35:43 UTC 2011
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Lorenzo Quatrini
<lorenzo.quatrini at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rudi Ahlers ha scritto:
>> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Edo <ml2edwin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> How does one mount an NFS share, to avoid system timeouts when the
>> remove NFS server is offline?
> I would use a different approach: use autofs, then the share is mounted "on the
> fly" only when needed, and unmounted after a while of not using it anymore.
> Is this fine with your environment?

That won't really work. The NFS clients run cPanel and we need a way
for end-users to have full access to their backups all the time. We
used to run backup over FTP, but then when a client wanted to restore
data one of the techs first had to download it from the backup server
and then let the client restore it. So I'm trying to cut down on
unnecessary support tasks.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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