[CentOS] automounter with users home directories on centos 7.

Thu Sep 10 23:32:32 UTC 2015
James A. Peltier <jpeltier at sfu.ca>

----- Original Message -----
| [root at server2 home]# mount server1:/home/jason /home/jason
| [root at server2 home]#
| [root at server2 home]# ls /home/jason/
| Desktop  Documents  Downloads  Music  mylogfile.txt  Pictures Public
| Templates  Videos
| [root at server2 home]# df -h /home/jason/
| Filesystem           Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
| server1:/home/jason  297M   19M  278M   7% /home/jason
| [root at server2 home]#
| so it works manually, just not with the automounter.
| Jason

Of course, because a manual mount expects a directory to already exist to mount on. Automounter creates virtual mount points on demand and so if there are existing directories already in place it will fail.

Stop autofs.  Move the /home out of the way.  Start automounter and than do an ls /home.  It should "just work"

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