The only thing I would be interested in knowing is if there is a
performance penalty to mounting NFS locally. Ideally, it should be smart
enough to know that, but I'm not sure if it is.

On 14 Jul 2017 6:08 pm, "Petros Triantafyllidis" <> wrote:

> Thanks a lot for replying,
>   Yes, your suggestion is working. Doesn't seem that elegant though, since
> a partition is mounted several times. However it's practical and I can't
> figure out how else it could be done.
> From mount stats, the first two are from fstab mount and appears only on
> NFS server, while the third is the automount and appears on all NFS clients
> (NFS server included)
> /dev/sdb1 on /export/data1 type xfs (rw,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota)
> /dev/sdb1 on /data1 type xfs (rw,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota)
> on /data1 type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=18,pgrp=34091,
> timeout=300,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct)
> Thanks a lot,
> Petros
> On 07/12/2017 01:11 AM, Prasun Gera via FreeIPA-users wrote:
> One easy way to resolve your issues it to use different names for the
> export location and the mount location. Your export location is handled by
> fstab, whereas your mount location is handled by autofs. For example, your
> have server1 with /export_data1 and server2 with /export_data2 mounted via
> fstab. NFS + autofs will mount them as /data1 and /data2 on all the clients
> including the NFS servers. Does this work for you ?
> On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 1:58 PM, Petros Triantafyllidis via FreeIPA-users <
>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>   I am very new to IPA and still a bit before going into production, so
>> apologies in advance.
>> The plan is to have a number of servers that each one shares a space via
>> kerberized nfs4 to the others, which makes all of them NFS clients and
>> servers at the same time. On my attempt to setup automount globally via IdM
>> and sssd, I realized that when a machine is configured as nfs server, it
>> needs autofs.service to be stopped in order to access it's local shares
>> mounted via fstab. If I use /etc/auto.master to mount the local shares
>> instead of fstab, then autofs.service may (actually must) run and
>> everything works properly but, doing so, I don't have the advantage of one
>> central configuration location any more.
>> The preferred scenario for each server would be to mount its local shares
>> via fstab and the remote shares via sssd automount. Am I missing something?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Petros
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